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spill

1
Austral the declaring of several political jobs vacant when one higher up becomes so

spill

2
a small peg or rod made of metal

spill

[spil]
(engineering)
The accidental release of some material, such as nuclear material or oil, from a container.
(nucleonics)
The accidental release of radioactive material.

spill, spill light

Light rays, from spotlights and other focused light sources, that are not useful, e.g., producing lighting where it is not wanted on a stage.

spill

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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 over.
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 peroxide into.
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.