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‘Smart’ secondary containment system can prevent catastrophic oil spills

In the event of an oil spill or leak this smart geotextile congeals and seals the oil containment system, preventing oil from passing through.
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Surfactant-based extraction product helps minimize impacts from large spill in Alberta

Sampling at the site showed that the oil/water mixture that escaped from the containment area had coursed down the hill rather than penetrated into the soil to any significant depth. So, the consultant decided that it could “do a flush” rather than a “scrape”, which, more precisely, was passive and active surface flushing, rather than excavation and off-site disposal.
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