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Ohio EPA honors CSX terminal for environmental stewardship

CSX's Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal has earned Gold Level recognition by the Ohio Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program for the Class I's efforts to increase efficiency, lower emissions and conserve resources.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig Butler visited the terminal last week to recognize the railroad's achievement, according to an agency press release.

"Through infrastructure redesign and using the most modern equipment, this facility reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 6,000 tons and saves more than 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually," said Butler.

With the modernization effort, CSX demonstrated a variety of efficiency and pollution prevention opportunities for transportation leaders, agency officials said. The terminal uses green technology designs including ultra-efficient, wide-span electric cranes and optical scanners that reduce idling times, agency officials said.

Ohio EPA's E3 program recognizes Ohio businesses and other organizations that complete environmentally beneficial activities and is an incentive for companies to commit to ongoing environmental stewardship. E3 recognition has four levels: Achievement, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The Gold Level recognizes comprehensive environmental stewardship programs.

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