Activated Carbon to the Rescue

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Courtesy of Calgon Carbon Corporation

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Summary:

Images of the aftermath of an emergency spill are all too familiar. The longer it takes to begin cleanup, the greater the injury to the environment, wildlife and the reputation of the companies involved. In June 1994, a pipeline carrying ethylene dichloride (EDC) ruptured, releasing chemical into a drainage ditch that discharged into a commercial shipping channel. The rupture was caused by external corrosion, which led to pipeline failure. The release occurred on the property of an oil refinery at an underground railroad pipeline crossing.

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