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!