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Worried about our environment?

Posted by Joachim on 10/26/2018

We all know how darn easy it is to spill some gasoline while filling up the lawnmower or power washer. Well, what most of us don't realize is that the EPA estimates that this small spill adds up to over 17 million gallons in one year! WOW! That's more than the Exxon Valdez spill!

That's $42 million a year at $2.50 gallon

Could produce 80 mil tons of smog / day or 28 billion + tons of smog per month and so on . .


So, next time you fill up a gasoline powered anything, be careful, have some sorbent material handy, (it will spill from time to time) tightly close all containers immediately when finished and while your at it, update your gasoline can. New cans are designed to reduce vapors, odors and provide for auto shutoff reducing spillover when filling at the pump.  Another option is to get rid of the gas and go electric! Of course you may want to win the lottery first unless you gas unit is dead or dies. Then consider electric. . .  It's the way to go!


In case you need it, here is a handy link to a spill cleanup kit. Mighty handy to have around!


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3 Comments

Jim
Date: 10/30/2019
Totally agree! It really adds up quickly. And keep that spill kit handy at all times because accident are never planned.
Ethan
Date: 10/31/2019
Right On! If you see a spill in a parking lot or street and have some absorbent or a spill kit in your trunk, clean it up! (If large report it) You will be doing us all a favor! Another good reason to keep a vehicle spill kit in your trunk at all times.
Cole
Date: 11/1/2019
I saw an event the other day that I could not believe right in the parking lot of a grocery store. This guy had evidently just changed his oil and drove off, leaving the old oil against the curb. Luckily we had a shaker carton of WYK Safety sorbent on hand and quickly cleaned up what hadn't made it to the sewer. Can't imagine anyone doing such a thing. Please if you spill a little oil CLEAN IT UP! Thank You, Cole

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