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
Without adequate pits, spilled
molten metal would flow across the foundry floor, endangering workers and damaging furnaces, other equipment and structures.
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.
at an estimated 1,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) which reached to around 62,000 bbls/d when the well was finally capped on July 15, 2010.
That was evident recently when an armored truck spilled
an estimated 20 gallons of diesel fuel in the parking lot of a retail store in Memphis, Tenn.
According to industry and agency officials, three main factors affect the cost of spills: a spill's location, the time of year, and the type of oil spilled
It is unclear exactly how much oil spilled
into the man-made lake, which holds Northern California water brought south by the California Aqueduct and which supplies drinking water for Southern California cities.
For events occurring in elementary or secondary schools (n = 56), a more detailed analysis of causal factors showed that children playing with mercury most frequently caused the event (n = 25, 45%), followed by a dropped or spilled
vial, instrument, or container (n = 18, 32%).
On January 30, an estimated 100,000 cubic meters of polluted mud and wastewater escaped from a break in the dam of the Baia Mare gold mine in Northwest Romania, and spilled
into the adjacent Lapus River.
Oysters and mussels contained the same composition of hydrocarbon components as did the oil-soaked soil, which indicates that contamination did come from the spilled
The company, incorporated in 1989, manufactures a sorbent that can absorb 20 to 25 times its weight in spilled
oil or other industrial liquids.
According to his 2001 study, 15,500 gallons of oil still remain on PWS beaches -- only 2% of the original amount spilled
, but still enough to affect intertidal foragers like sea otters and sea ducks.
Spill Center calls the carrier and, at the carrier's direction, the appropriate authorities to alert them of the spill, the location of the truck, type and amount of material spilled
and whether any special protective gear or precautions are needed on scene, related Moses.