UP names 74 recipients of Pinnacle Award for chemical safety efforts

04/12/2012 | RailwayAge.com

Union Pacific named 74 companies as recipients of the Pinnacle Award for chemical transportation safety. The award recognized the companies' "successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases for regulated hazardous materials shipments," according to UP. "Rail is the safest way to haul the chemicals that Americans use every day, whether it is chlorine for drinking water or fertilizer for our farms that help feed the world," said Diane Duren, UP vice president and general manager-chemicals.

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