ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) has issued an enforcement action requiring Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSRC) to pay a charge of $27,300 after a 2020 derailment in Roanoke County.

This announcement comes as NSRC is paying several million after the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals in Ohio.

This settlement with VDEQ comes three years after a train derailment left 16 train cars in the Roanoke River. The Department says 1,349 tons of coal were removed from the water near Salem. The order notes that as of July 2021, all “violations,” such as pollutants entering the water, have been corrected.

They are taking public comment about the derailment and settlement until March 10. You can submit a comment to Dan Burstein at the DEQ Central Office.