Oil SpillMeaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Oil Spill?
An accidental or intentional discharge of oil which reaches bodies of water. Can be controlled by chemical dispersion, combustion, mechanical containment, and/or adsorption. Spills from tanks and pipelines can also occur away from water bodies, contaminating the soil, getting into sewer systems and threatening underground water sources.
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Boiler Clay Soil Muck Soils National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan NOHSCP Oil and Gas Waste Oil Desulfurization Oil Fingerprinting Soil Adsorption Field Soil and Water Conservation Practices
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