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BNSF Railway Co. this week honored 109 shippers with the Class I's annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail last year.The companies were recognized for transporting a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during 2015 with zero non-accident releases during the entire transportation cycle and for successfully implementing the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative, according to a BNSF press release."Safely transporting hazardous materials requires strong partnerships between BNSF and customers and, by continuously working together, we have ensured that rail remains the safest mode of land transportation for the movement of all freight," said Dave Freeman, BNSF's senior vice president, transportation.
Many of this year's honorees were repeat winners, including 21 companies that have won 10 or more years: Agrium U.S. Inc., Akzo Nobel Pulp & Performance Chemicals Inc., Canexus Chemicals Canada LLC, CF Industries Sales LLC, Chemours (formerly DuPont), Chevron Phillips Chemical, Eastman Chemical Co., Elbow River Marketing LP, Huntsman Corp., Husky Energy Inc., Kennecott Utah Copper Corp., Keyera Energy Partnership, LyondellBasell Industries, Methanex Methanol Company, Nebraska Energy LLC, Olin Corp., Pembina Resource Services, Reagent Chemical & Research Inc., Solvay Chemicals Inc., Sunoco Partners Marketing and Williams Energy Services LLC.A list of all the award winners is available on BNSF's website.