Mechanical containment is used to capture and store the spilled
oil until it can be properly disposed.
The manager wanted Spill Center to get a cleanup contractor to the site, one with a vacuum truck that could off-load product and suck up spilled
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.
The board directed Auditor-Controller Tyler McCauley to revise his report to more accurately reflect where sewage was spilled
On the island's Northeast Cape, an abandoned Air Force surveillance station left a legacy of over 220,000 gallons of spilled
fuel, plus solvents, paint, heavy metals, asbestos, PCBs and other pollutants.
gold mines is an environmental horror story: 264,000 gallons of cyanide waste spilled
into rivers at Gold Quarry, Nevada in 1997; 11,000 fish died in Lynches River, South Carolina after a spill from the Brewer gold mine in 1992; seven tons of cyanide tailings spilled
into Whitewood Creek, South Dakota in 1998.
In boatyards that aren't surrounded with protective gutters--and very few areas require such devices--rain can carry these spilled
products to the water.
A reaction between the spilled
chemical and the wrong kind of absorbent can make the problem worse.
7 million gallons of fuel oil spilled
initially, befouling 180 miles of coastline.
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.