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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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Summing up the objectives of the workshop, the Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar further pointed out that it will cover the levels I and II of IMO on Oil Spill Response Technology and deployment of equipment while providing a platform to stakeholders to review the existing capacity of Pakistan to combat any unforeseen oil spill emergency in the Arabian Sea.
Efforts have been be made from the moment the spill was detected and our team spared no efforts in containing the oil spill," she added.
A plan will be especially valuable if a spill occurs at night, on weekends or over holidays, when key company personnel may not be available to respond.
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There have also been several cases in the past few years where companies failing to follow protocols have been levied with huge fines for oil spills.
He notes that "being prepared and having the necessary spill products on-hand can help prevent spills from spreading and becoming huge problems costing many, many times more to clean up.
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A New York Times/CBS poll published Tuesday revealed that 59% of Americans think the president does not have a "clear plan" for combating the spill, and 61% said the president's response to the spill was "too slow.
Here are a few sobering thoughts from their site: The up to 20,000 barrels of oil being spilled each day will likely soon eclipse the Exxon Valdez spill, will poison animal and marine life and disrupt the "food chain as a whole.