Union Pacific has honored 63 chemical shippers with the Pinnacle Award for their safety achievements in the transportation of chemical shipments. "Non-accident releases of hazardous material in tank cars have declined more than 13% on Union Pacific's network from 2004-2012, due in part to increased inspections by the railroad's hazardous materials safety field personnel and customers adhering to the Pinnacle Award criteria," said Beth Whited, UP vice president and general manager-chemicals.

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