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spill

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

The unintended release of a fluid from a container or receptacle; hazardous spills include radioactive spills and chemical spills.
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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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Slow traffic was steadily building up and an exit slip road closed due to the large spillage on the A19 Southbound at the A66.
He added work at the plant, where 600 people are employed, was not disrupted as a result of the spillage. The Environment Agency were also notified of the incident.
CLEAN UP: Emergency services deal with the spillage on the M6 yesterday
WRA is accused of failing to monitor and re-asses the damages caused by the spillage into River Thange and neglecting their mandate to issue requisition for immediate restoration of the river.
But the move by KPC did not erase doubts on the integrity of the restoration process among locals with Mr Kilonzo Jnr demanding that the process be spearheaded by the National Environment Management Authority together with the county government.Three years ago, there was another oil spillage in Thange River, about 45 kilometres South of Kiboko.
A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: "There was a paint spillage on a site, which has entered the drains and ended up in the canal.
He said that NOSDRA had developed an online oil spillage monitoring platform for effective management.
According to statement, the ministry contacted all concerned including Navy, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and Ministry of Petroleum as two trails of 'slight oil spillage' were observed close to the beach south east of Cape Monze light house.
He said the SCE has formed a team comprising several relevant bodies to revise, update the National Emergency Plan on Control of Oil Spillage and Other Hazardous Substances to ensure its effectiveness and compatibility with the duties and responsibilities assigned to the ministries and relevant institutions for implementation of the plan.
AT EXACTLY 6:49am last Friday August 31, authorities at SONABEL, the power utility company of Burkina Faso spilled the Bagre Dam, after the water level of the dam hit the spillage mark of 235 meters.
The collision led to the spillage of oil on the road and huge congestion on the main road leading to Nizwa.