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spill

(spil),
An overflow; a scattering of fluid or finely divided matter.

spill

The unintended release of a fluid from a container or receptacle; hazardous spills include radioactive spills and chemical spills.

spill

(spĭl) [AS. spillan, to squander]
1. To flow out of or release; in medicine, said of a substance that cannot be maintained in the body by one of its organs, esp. the kidneys. In diabetes mellitus, for example, the kidneys spill sugar into the urine. In the nephrotic syndrome, they spill protein.
2. An overflow.

cellular spill

A dissemination of cells through the lymph or the blood resulting in metastasis.

radioactive spill

A release of radioactive materials into the environment.
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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 acid.
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.