Mechanical containment is used to capture and store the spilled
oil until it can be properly disposed.
With each hour, spilled
oil becomes more difficult to track, contain, and recover, particularly in icy conditions, where oil can migrate under or mix with surrounding ice.
At $75 per barrel of crude oil, the oil spilled
would have been worth about $90 million in terms of spill oil value if extracted for refining.
2 : to flow or run out, over, or off and become wasted or scattered He filled the jar until it spilled
The developing world is rapidly writing its own list of horror spills and accidents: In 1995, 845 million gallons of cyanide waste was released into the Essequibo River ha Guyana, killing all aquatic life; in January 2000, 150 miles of the Danube River was polluted after a cyanide spill in Romania; and in Kyrgyzstan, in 1998, 3,884 pounds of highly toxic sodium cyanide was spilled
Bob Rackleff recalls that a now-defunct 85-mile pipeline running through the Florida Everglades between the 1960s and 1990s spilled
54 documented times, as reported to state agencies.
The company has set a target to reduce the amount of oil spilled
in 2001 by at least 30%, but not counting Guanabara Bay and Iguacu.
Located under and in front of the furnace, these pits safely contain any molten metal spilled
from the furnace as a result of accident, runout or dumping of the furnace in an emergency.
Compared to conservationists working with government grants and private funding, researchers trying to restore bird populations that suffered when the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled
oil in the Prince William Sound in Alaska (SN: 2/20/93, p.
Always use clean, uncontaminated containers to place the spilled
Matasorb is ideal for marine spills as the material will float on water without adsorbing it, while absorbing any hydrocarbon-based liquid spilled
in the water The sorbent material is ultrasonically bonded to a reinforcing scrim, making Matasorb stronger than conventional products.