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4/24/2003



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

NS recognizes chemical shippers' safe-handling efforts


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Norfolk Southern Railway recently honored 37 shippers with a Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award, which recognizes customers' achievements in safely handling hazardous chemicals.


Last year, winners shipped more than 165,000 hazardous-chemical carloads combined without a single product release.


Recipients of NS' 7th annual awards are AKZO Nobel Chemicals Inc.; Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s plants in Decatur and Peoria, Ill.; BP Products North America; Celanese Ltd.; Citgo Asphalt Refining Co.; ConocoPhillips Co.; The Dow Chemical Co.; DuPont Corp.'s plant ing Belle, W.Va.; Eaglebrook Inc.; Eastman Chemical Co.; Enterprise Products Co.'s plant in Dragon, Miss.; Finnchem USA Inc.; Georgia Gulf Corp.; Horsehead Resources; Huntsman Corp.; International Commodities Exporters; Koch Industries; Koppers Industries Inc.; Lyondell Chemical Co.; NorFalco Sales Inc.; NOVA Chemicals Inc.; Occidental Chemical Corp.'s plant in Evans City, Ala.; Olin Corp.; PCS Phosphate's plants in Lee Creek, N.C., and Occidental, Fla.; PPG Industries Inc.; Praxair Inc.; Premcor Refining Group; Rhodia Inc.; Rohm & Haas Co.; Shell Chemical Co.; Sunbelt Chlor Alkali Partnership; Sunoco Chemicals Inc.'s plants in Marcus Hook, Pa., and Toledo, Ohio; Valero Marketing & Supply Co.; and Young Refining Corp.


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