Why flexibility is the key to effective spill containment
It’s fair to say that oil and water have a complicated relationship. While they famously don’t mix, it’s also true that when there are no intervention measures in place, oil will usually find a way to reach water. When it does, it’s incredibly problematic from an environmental perspective. Whether as the result of an accidental spill or deliberate, malicious activity, oil entering waterways and filtering through to the watercourse causes widespread damage. Just one litre of oil – a relatively small amount – has the potential to contaminate as much as 1 million litres of water.