Law360 Quotes David Isabel on Environmental Protection Agency’s Action Against Norfolk Southern

April 4, 2023
Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian P.C.

David IsabelDavid Isabel, chair of Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian PC’s environmental practice., was quoted in an article by Law360 about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s civil action regarding the Norfolk Southern train derailment incident in East Palestine that spilled chemicals into federally protected waters near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

“When the derailment occurred, they appeared to be acting quickly and assessing the situation,” Isabel said. “From there, they seemed to be accepting they had a significant role to play immediately and in the future in how this disaster is going to be handled and remediated going forward.”

The article explains that not long after the accident, the EPA ordered Norfolk Southern to pay for cleanup, invoking the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as the Superfund.

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