Norfolk Southern permeates its own hometown, Norfolk, Virginia, with coal dust.




(Where to complain)


(What YOU can do)



(SEE the polluting) 

Swipe Tests

(How and Why)


(Coal terminal)

Smigiel Letter

(City Council resolution)


(The published facts)


Virginian-Pilot Coal Dust Exposés

by Aaron Applegate


"Fugitive dust" from Norfollk coal cars stirs health fears (April 22, 2014)

Uncovered: the coal dust in our wind (May 11, 2014)

Past Reports cite coal dust as recurring problem (May 31, 2014)

Norfolk Southern ignores neighbors (June 5, 2014)

Smigiel wants Norfolk Southern to act on coal dust (June 27, 2014)

Group says Norfolk Southern coal dust is pervasive (April 24, 2015)

State agencies to study effects of coal dust in Norfolk (May 1, 2015)

West Ghent man documents coal dust through YouTube videos (June 2, 2015)



Coal Dust Music and Art

Music Videos


"Getcha Coal Dust Outta Ma Hood"



"Ole Girl River"



A Walt Taylor cartoon that appeared in the Virginian-Pilot:


An ARGtoon:



The gift that keeps on giving:

Public health or corporate profits? The board of directors decides:



Check out all its environmental awards:


Below is the mayor of Norfolk. He pretty much runs the political show downtown. The Norfolk City Council hasn't even been able to take a vote on whether to ask Norfolk Southern to clean up its act — as in, Please, sir, would you consider not soiling us with your pollution?



Raggy G got some scrubba-rubba-dubbin' to do:


Elizabeth River (Norfolk Southern's bitch) doll:









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