A Fairview, Tennessee, creek was reported to be emitting bubbles of oil early Tuesday, February 7, 2012, reports The Tennessean.
Fairview Fire Department and Williamson County Emergency Management Agency responded to community complaints of an oil smell around the creek, reports the news source.
Officials used absorbent materials to contain the leak. They monitored the creek for the remainder of the day.
Oil leaks have the potential to harm marine life and the surrounding environment. Cleanup crews who are assigned to the task of quickly containing oil spills in waterways may want to arm themselves with top-of-the-line products such as XSORB Oil Select Absorbent bags.
The bags contain a unique formula that turns any oil solution into a dry, solid matter. Officials who use it in marine environments are able to dispense the formula on oil slicks, wait for the absorbent product to soak up the petroleum and quickly remove the remaining dried materials.
When it comes to restoring order to sensitive environments like community waterways, officials may want to use highly-effective absorbent devices to increase the likelihood that oil will be quickly removed the first time.