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Main Title Capture-and-containment systems for hazardous material spills on land {MICROFICHE}
Author Marshall, Mervin D.
CORP Author MSA Research Corp., Evans City, PA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-2507; EPA-600/2-84-084
Stock Number PB84-186089
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Soil stabilization ; Sealers ; Polyurethane ; Polymeric films ; Weathering ; Foam ; Performance evaluation ; Hazardous materials spills ; Land pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-186089 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 79 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report covers the investigation of methods for sealing the surface of soils and preventing the percolation of spilled hazardous materials into the ground. The objective was to develop a portable, self-contained, universal sealing system which could be operated by one man, retain the spilled material through a 24-hr removal period, and pose no subsequent hazard to the user or to the environment. Sprayable sealant systems were investigated extensively but proved to be impractical. Of the sealants investigated, only polyurethane foam showed any promise of sealing soil surfaces particularly under the severe weather conditions that generally accompany bulk transport accidents. However, the quantity of chemical required to seal soil (especially grassy substrates) far exceeded the amount considered practical for a portable system. Polyethylene film in the shape of a one-end-closed tube proved to be the most practical means of containing and collecting hazardous material spills.
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "April 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-084." Microfiche.