WASHINGTON, D.C. On Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 10:00 AM ET, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), will hold a full committee hearing on addressing the environmental and public health threats from the Norfolk Southern train derailment and chemical release in East Palestine, Ohio.




“Protecting Public Health and the Environment in the Wake of the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment and Chemical Release in East Palestine, Ohio”


March 9, 2023, 10:00 AM ET



406 Dirksen Senate Office Building






  • The Honorable Sherrod Brown, United States Senator, State of Ohio
  • The Honorable JD Vance, United States Senator, State of Ohio
  • The Honorable Bob Casey, United States Senator, State of Pennsylvania



  • Alan Shaw, President and CEO, Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V
  • Anne Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Richard Harrison, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
  • Eric Brewer, Director and Chief of Hazardous Materials Response, Beaver County Department of Emergency Services


Live video of the hearing and witness testimony will be available on the EPW Committee’s website.