From Figures 20-24, it can be concluded that the maximum spreading area of oil slicks occurred in the eastern location, which spilled
quickly under the influence of southwest winds and reached 109.385 [km.sup.2] after 48 h.
The developing world is rapidly writing its own list of horror spills and accidents: In 1995, 845 million gallons of cyanide waste was released into the Essequibo River ha Guyana, killing all aquatic life; in January 2000, 150 miles of the Danube River was polluted after a cyanide spill in Romania; and in Kyrgyzstan, in 1998, 3,884 pounds of highly toxic sodium cyanide was spilled
The debatable geopolitical effects of the nation's hunger for oil are phantoms compared to that hunger's concrete physical effects: an annual average of 30 million gallons spilled
domestically since 1990 from wells, pipelines, vehicles, and storage facilities--resulting in fires, unsafe drinking water, and damage to air, soil, flora, and fauna.
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.
The Transport Ministry currently has only one vessel designed specifically to recover oil spilled
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.
Compared to conservationists working with government grants and private funding, researchers trying to restore bird populations that suffered when the Exxon Valdez tanker spilled
oil in the Prince William Sound in Alaska (SN: 2/20/93, p.
* Always use clean, uncontaminated containers to place the spilled
Matasorb is ideal for marine spills as the material will float on water without adsorbing it, while absorbing any hydrocarbon-based liquid spilled
in the water The sorbent material is ultrasonically bonded to a reinforcing scrim, making Matasorb stronger than conventional products.
According to Dr Khan, the spilled
oil has reached many locations including Cape Monze beach, Bhit Khori beach and Hawkesbay beach.