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Tier II Reporting Season Is Closing Quickly

Changes to Physical and Health Hazard Classifications

Tier II reports detail materials stored on-site over a certain quantity threshold that a city, state, and/or federal agency has set. These reports typically include facility contact information, chemical name, storage information, and the hazards associated with each chemical.

Reports are due by March 1. Don’t wait until the last week of February to start, read Antea Group’s tips and get a jump-start on your Tier II report!

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Recycling Facility Fire Sparks Warnings about Improperly Discarded Batteries


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Tossed-out batteries are being blamed for a fire at a recycling plant.

The fire was big enough to force all the workers out and shut down the near west side facility Tuesday morning.

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Union Pacific Shows Off New Training Car and Foam Trailer During Drill

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More than 100 first responders – including Union Pacific personnel – took part in a multi-agency disaster drill in Rochelle, Ill., May 8.

For UP personnel, the drill started when Matthew Thompson, manager-Hazardous Materials, notified the Response Management Communications Center (RMCC) that a tornado had been spotted near the Global 3 Intermodal Facility. A manifest train was in the area, and an unknown number of cars were reported as derailed and fire was visible.

Union Pacific Recognizes Companies for Chemical Transportation Safety

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Omaha, Neb., May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific Railroad named 63 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes Union Pacific customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases (NARs) for regulated hazardous materials shipments.

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