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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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Marie company is Canada's first producer of a powerful oil spill cleanup agent that has industrial uses and can help deal with disasters such as the massive oil slick in the Persian Gulf.
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The company provides experienced and qualified HAZWOPER personnel to handle environmental issues small and great--from ounces of fluids to the largest spills of hydrocarbons and other materials--across Alaska.
EMA CEO Dr Allan Bachan said the fine would go towards rehabilitation of areas affected by the spills and towards consistent testing of various aspects of the environment, including air and water quality.
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