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spil

  • n  liquid that is spilled
    clean up the spills
  • n  a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
  • n  the act of allowing a fluid to escape
  • n  a sudden drop from an upright position
    he had a nasty spill on the ice
  • v  cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
    spill the milk
  • v  flow, run or fall out and become lost
    The milk spilled across the floor
    The wine spilled onto the table
  • v  cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    spill the beans all over the table
  • v  pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
    spill blood
  • v  reveal information
    The former employee spilled all the details
  • v  reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

  • Blackened waves wash up on Korean shores following the worst spill in the country's history.
  • Two decades after the Exxon Valdez spill, Prince William Sound appears to be thriving again.
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill workers use pressure washers to wash oil from the beach at Smith Island on Alaska's Prince William Sound.
News & Articles

  • Constitutional limits on oil spill money fails
    Attempts to limit Gulf Coast oil spill penalty money to coastal restoration in the Louisiana Constitution failed to gain legislative passage for a second year, while disagreements continue over just how ...
    June 17, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Oil spill cleanup
    Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn't difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say it isn't common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.
    June 17, 2013 - Hattiesburg American
  • Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Ends As BP Pulls Out, Leaves Unanswered Questions
    GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn't difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say it isn't common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.
    June 17, 2013 - The Huffington Post
Quotes

  • Jerry Patterson in Ventura County Star
    Any Texas shores impacted by the Deepwater spill will be cleaned up quickly and BP will be picking up the tab,Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said in a news release.
  • Barack Obama in CNN (blog)
    We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes,Obama said after two consecutive days surveying the Gulf Coast, which is threatened by a massive oil spill that began April 20.
  • Thad W Allen in Reuters
    Dealing with the oil spill on the surface is going to go on for a couple of monthsonce the well is plugged, Allen said. "Long-term issues of restoring the environment and the habitats ...... will be years."

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