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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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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.
2 : to flow or run out, over, or off and become wasted or scattered He filled the jar until it spilled over.
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 in sea.
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 peroxide into.
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.
This is not the first time TransCanadas pipeline has spilled toxic tar sands, and it wont be the last.