Union Pacific recognizes more than 50 chemical shippers for safety efforts

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A Union Pacific local switches tank cars and covered hoppers in North Platte, Neb., in October 2016.
Chase Gunnoe
OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific is recognizing 56 companies with its pinnacle award for chemical release prevention protocols, corrective action plans, and having zero non-accident releases of hazardous materials.

The railroad’s pinnacle awards program has recognized hazardous materials shippers for nearly 20 years. Criteria include safe-loading techniques, securing shipments, and unintentional hazardous material release during rail transport. According to the railroad, unintentional hazardous material releases decreased more than 20 percent on its network from 2015 to 2016 due to customers’ increase focus on safety, inspections, and training.

Among the companies recognized include MarkWest Energy, Marathon Petroleum, Koppers, Dakota Gasification, The Chemours Co., among others.

Crude oil, ethanol, fertilizers, and industrial chemicals are some of the commodities included in the railroad’s pinnacle awards program.

More information is available online.

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