Mine Your Own Business: Toxic Leaks

“Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways,” screams the headline on Inhabitat.com, which then rightly asks, “If the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the Animas River spill, can’t be trusted to safeguard our waterways, who can?”

Good question. While Impact Absorbents can’t protect all waterways from leaking mines or oil spills, we do provide the products to clean up a wide range of spills safely, effectively and efficiently. If you work around water and oil spills are a potential culprit, be sure to stock the XSORB Select Oil Absorbent Lab Pack Spill Kit, which includes everything for fast, easy and thorough spill response. This Kit meets all OSHA requirements and absorbs up to 17 gallons.

Because an oil spill is like a sonic boom as far as marine life is concerned, an absorbent boom may be just the remedy required in the marine environment. XSORB Select Oil Absorbent Boom removes all petroleum-based products in waterways, holding ponds, boating areas, contaminated barrels, sumps, and more, leaving only clean water behind. It’s licensed as an oil spill cleanup agent by the California Department of Fish and Game, absorbs four times its weight, and like all Impact Absorbents products, is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

For oil spills that happen on water or land, consider our FiberDuck Bonded Oil Absorbent Roll, constructed for extra absorbency. While floating, our oil-only polypropylene absorbs all petroleum-based liquids, without absorbing a drop of water. The extremely durable heavyweight pads are perforated, so you use only what you need, reducing waste.

Any spill calls for swift spill containment and spill clean up. We urge the EPA and industry leaders to join forces to protect our water, land, human, animal and vegetative resources from future toxic leaks.

Scroll to Top