Texas-sized oil spill creates traffic issues

Motorists on Texas State Highway 97 encountered an oil spill as they traveled along the road on February 11, 2012. The Gonzalez Fire Department used oil spill cleanup methods to combat the mess.

Firefighters told The Gonzales Inquirer there was “60 to 70” yards of oil spill at the scene. County Sheriff’s deputies controlled traffic as fire officials completed the spill cleanup.

Oil spills create messy situations, but companies can purchase oil select products to control situations to prevent disasters. Items such as the XSORB Oil Only 6.5 gallon Spill Kit gives officials the tools they need to control oil spills in a variety of environments.

The kit includes items that allow companies to respond to oil spills quickly and effectively. Each package contains an XSORB Select Oil-Only 6 quart bottle, FiberDuck Oil-Only Absorbent Socks, FiberDuck heavy-weigh oil-only Sorbent Pads, temporary disposal bags, hazmat labels, a pair of nitrile protective gloves, a pair of splash goggles and a dustmask. Officials can enhance safety with a kit that has been designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. 

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