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Yesterday, CSX Corp. announced 70 winners of its 21st annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, which recognizes shippers' commitment to ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail. To qualify for the award, a customer must ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to "controllable factors," CSX officials said in a press release. The railroad works with its customers to ensure that hazardous materials move in the safest equipment and employees are trained on safe loading and handling procedures, they said.Many of the 2014 recipients are repeat winners, CSX officials said. Three companies have made the list for 10 years: AkzoNobel Chemicals Inc., International Chemical Co. and Westlake Chemical. Seven customers have been honored for five years: Ascend Performance Materials, Aux Sable Liquid Products, Cargill, Dow Corning, MarkWest Hydrocarbon Inc., SABIC Americas Inc. and United Refining Co. The other 2014 winners are Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP; Americas Styrenics LLC; Archer Daniels Midland Co.; Arizona Chemical; Blue Racer Midstream LLC; Buckeye Partners LP; Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP; Celanese; Centennial Energy LLC; CF Industries; Chemtrade; Chevron Products Co.; CHS; Cornerstone Chemical Co.; DAK Americas LLC; Dominion Transmission Inc.; Dow Chemical Co.; Royal DSM N.V.; Eastman Chemical Co.; Eco-Energy; Elbow River Marketing Ltd.; Enterprise Products Operating LLC; ERCO Worldwide; Energy Transfer Partners LP; Evonik Industries; ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; Gibson Energy Inc.; Green Plains Inc.; Heritage Environmental Services; Horsehead Corp.; Huntsman International LLC; INEOS Phenol; INVISTA; Kemira; Keyera Energy LP; LANXESS; Linde LLC; Louis Dreyfus Commodities; MHF Services; Nan Ya Plastics Corp. USA; NGL Supply Co. Ltd.; NGL Supply Wholesale LLC; Nova Chemicals Corp.; Nucor Corp.; Occidental Chemical Corp.; PBF Energy Inc.; Pembina Pipeline Corp.; Plains All American Pipeline LP; POET Ethanol Products; Praxair Inc.; Shintech Inc.; Solvay Chemicals Inc.; Southern Chemical Corp.; Southern States Chemical; Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy; Styrolution America LLC; TPC Group Inc.; Tristeam East Texas LLC; the U.S. Government; and Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC.
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