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Dow, Union Pacific update rail safety efforts

11:26 AM MDT | June 19, 2013

Dow Chemical and Union Pacific noted gains in their joint effort to improve rail safety and security, including safer tank car designs and supply chain improvements that have significantly reduced the volume of hazardous chemicals moving via rail. The effort included eight goals that focused on accident prevention and improvements in response planning, railcar design and shipment tracking. The Next Generation Rail Tank Car Project, one of the eight goals, was a public-private partnership between Dow, Union Pacific, Union Tank Car, the Federal Railroad...

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