A soy spill soiled commuter’s plans to get home after work

A tanker leaked approximately 200 gallons of soybean oil on I-275 near Hebron, Kentucky, on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, reports WKRC Cincinnati.

The spill occurred around 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and covered two lanes of I-275 Westbound, reports the source. While cleanup crews were called to action, it took more than 12 hours to contain the entire spill.

The soybean leak stretched about 3,000 feet and created a slippy situation for commuters who were attempting to get home from work.

Cleanup crews who are deployed to manage large oil spills may want to arm themselves with the proper absorbent devices. Having the necessary tools can help contain large leaks in a timely manner.

The XSORB Oil-Only Spill Kit includes several products that could assist officials contain and absorb liquids and semi-liquids that have spilled on roadways. The kit comes with FiberDuck Oil-Only Absorbent Socks, FiberDuck Oil-Only heavy-weight Sorbent Pads, XSORB Select Oil-Only 2 cf Bags and various other safety gear products.

Workers who are tasked with the responsibility of containing large spills may want to equip themselves with absorbent kits to help speed up the job. 

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