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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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Under a proposed consent decree lodged today in federal court, Delek will test the water quality and the soil in areas impacted by the spill and will perform a remedial action if testing indicates a potentially unacceptable human health or ecological risk.
'In handling oil spills, we focus so that as much as possible all of the oil spill can be sucked up and overcome in the ocean, so that no oil spill hits the beach.
Market driving factors for oil spill management industry include rise in oil & gas transportation coupled with stringent policies of government pertaining to safety.
When there is an oil spill we don't talk about (other things except) how to contain, that is the primary objective," he said.
The participants responded to a vessel fire at sea, search and rescue of victims, and eventual oil spill.
Explaining how corals are impacted by an oil spill, he said that it could kill them or impede their growth.
The report indicated that only 247.5 out of the 1,114 of SPDC's crude blend has been recovered at the spill site, while the remaining is yet to be accounted for.
The two-day workshop, which ends today, was facilitated by OSRL experts and featured a range of topics including a review of Bahrain's national oil spill contingency plan, causes and fates of marine oil spill, managing oil spill, surveillance and waste management.
North Dakota regulators initially thought just 31,500 gallons of oil was involved in the spill, but later updated the amount exponentially.
He said that this will ultimately result in evolving an integrated strategy focussing objectives to enhance preparedness and response capabilities while understanding local and international oil handling standards and by reviewing the efficiency of shipping industry under IMO Convention 'OPRC-90' - which encourages cooperation in areas like the contingency planning and coordinated response procedure, establishment of equipment stocks sufficient to deal with oil pollution risks, research and development programmes, training ad exercise, programmes to facilitate oil spill response, shipboard pollution emergency plans, technical cooperation and international cooperation for oil spill control.
This was stated by the Chairman KPT Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar while speaking as Chief Guest at a 2-Day Workshop on 'Preparedness and Response against Oil Spill Emergencies in Pakistani waters' in recognition of 70 years services of International Maritime Organization (IMO) here on Monday.
In addition, the bio-optical forecasting (BioCast) system can be used to forecast the ocean's color optical environment and the nowcast-forecast studies of ocean color data streams in physical circulation models [17], which have promoted the further development of oil spill models.