The Daily Populous

Thursday February 23rd, 2023 morning edition

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“A CNN Town Hall: Toxic Train Disaster, Ohio Residents Speak Out” airs tonight at 9 p.m.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency threatened expensive consequences if Norfolk Southern fails to fully clean up its toxic train wreck and pay for the fallout in East Palestine, Ohio.

At any moment, if we have to step in because they refuse to do anything, we will do the cleaning up ourselves.

We can fine them up to $70,000 a day,” the EPA chief said.

While a potential $70,000-a-day fine might sound steep, Norfolk Southern reported a record $4.8 billion operating profit last year.

“From day one, I’ve made the commitment that Norfolk Southern is going to remediate the site,” Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw told CNN on Tuesday.

Now, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro claims Norfolk Southern gave officials “inaccurate information” in the days after the toxic wreck. »

Ukraine calls on Sony, Microsoft and Valve to ban the sale of Atomic Heart

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Atomic Heart is at the center of a new request from Ukraine, calling on Sony, Microsoft and Valve to ban the game.

Atomic Heart is out and it’s making waves, especially after a series of mixed reviews.

Now, however, the situation is getting a little more serious because Ukraine is asking Sony, Microsoft and Valve to ban the sale of Atomic Heart game . »

US, Australia eye sea patrols with PH

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(UPDATE) THE United States and Australia expressed willingness to conduct joint maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea with the Philippines.

Marles said the Philippines and Australia are "deeply invested" in asserting the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (Unclos), particularly in the West Philippine Sea.

Galvez said that Australia was one of the first countries to conduct joint patrol with the Philippines in 2017. »