chemical spill

chemical spill

The inadvertent release of a liquid chemical regarded as hazardous to human health, irrespective of the volume or place of release—indoors or environmental—which, in a workplace, is identified with hazardous materials labels.

chemical spill

Public health An inadvertent release of a liquid chemical regarded as hazardous to human health which in a workplace is identified with hazardous materials labels. See Material Safety Data Sheets.
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A chemical spill in Strathblane forced a main road to close for several hours last week.
07 per diluted share benefit from an insurance settlement related to the Freedom Industries chemical spill and a $0.
A massive chemical spill sent dozens of people to the hospital with respiratory problems after a toxic cloud fell over the northeastern Kansas city of Atchison Friday, (http://www.
A MAJOR Birmingham road is set to be closed for the next two days after a chemical spill.
Freedom Industries and six of its former officials have been charged with several federal crimes stemming from the January 2014 chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia, that polluted a stream and impacted the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents.
STAFF were evacuated and one worker had to spend the night in hospital after a chemical spill at a biotechnology site.
The plant closed in the aftermath of a chemical spill that drove some village residents from their homes, never to return.
A CHEMICAL spill from a drum leaking acid on a St Helens street was contained by firefighters.
Nick Rahall (D-WV) joined together to testify about the negative impact the Elk River chemical spill has had on over 300,000 West Virginia residents who went without access to clean water for weeks.
A chemical spill left the water for 300,000 people in and around West Virginia's capital city stained blue-green and smelling like licorice, with officials saying Friday it was unclear when it might be safe again for even mundane activities like showers and laundry.
NEARLY 3,000 birds have been killed or injured by a chemical spill in the English Channel, conservationists said.
FIRE crews tackled a 200-litre chemical spill at a Coventry manufacturing site yesterday.