Dealing with Oily Messes

Although the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is no longer on the front pages of newspapers and while the network anchors are no longer reporting from the scene in nicely pressed work shirts, it is worth keeping in mind that oil spills don’t necessarily just happen in oceans, they can occur in places from factories to garages.

Although the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is no longer on the front pages of newspapers and while the network anchors are no longer reporting from the scene in nicely pressed work shirts, it is worth keeping in mind that oil spills don’t necessarily just happen in oceans, they can occur in places from factories to garages.

This occurred to us while looking at some information about a professional grade hazardous material kit from Oil Eater. Kits are available in 65- and 95-gallon sizes; each is said to handle the corresponding volume of liquid.

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In case you’re wondering, given the Gulf Oil Spill was on the order of 180 million gallons, it would have required 1,894,736 95-gallon kits to sop up the mess.