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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 near a Mersey dock caused fire fighters to close roads to traffic.
PUPILS from two Nuneaton schools will be gearing up for a challenging few days next week as they deal with a major motorway pile-up and a chemical spill.
When a sulfuric acid cloud from a chemical spill threatened the health of thousands of Richmond, Calif.
MOTORWAY DIVERSION: The M53 was closed due to a chemical spill at junction nine at Ellesmere Port.
FEARS of a chemical spill from a six-vehicle pile-up brought the M6 to a halt - spelling rush-hour misery for motorists.
Denbighshire is just one of six local authorities around the coast of Britain that does not have a contingency plan for responding to an oil or chemical spill, according to the National Audit Office.
TESTS carried out after a suspected chemical spill at a Welsh beauty spot where children were burned in the sea have proved negative, the Environment Agency said yesterday.
FIFTY staff were evacuated from the Parcelforce depot at Baginton early today after a chemical spill.
A CHEMICAL spill at a Merseyside gym saw five people rushed to hospital today.
CHEMICAL SPILL PUTS DOCTORS AND PATIENT IN ACCIDENT UNIT
For example, detecting a hazardous situation such as a chemical spill or an ignition source within the setting of a Flash movie can measure someone's sensitivity to hazards better than a multiple choice question.
Ten members of staff working at the plant over the Christmas holiday were quickly evacuated after alarms went off around the plant sign alling a chemical spill.