The Procter & Gamble Company has over 30 plants and mills engaged in the production of pulp and paper, soap and detergent, a large variety of food products and toilet goods throughout the United States. One form of pollution control facility that has been or will be installed in all these plants within the next two years is spill protection. The questions arise as to what is spill protection and why is it necessary? It is necessary to protect the environment since losses of materials by industry to waterways through accidents, mis-operations of equipment, or some form of mishap cause many water pollution incidents each year. According to reports of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than half the major recorded fish kills in recent years resulted from spills being discharged directly into storm sewers (Rivers) or sanitary sewers (Sewage Treatment Plant) rather than from inadequate treatment at the sewage treatment plants.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Brown, H. E.; Cameron, W. S.; and Bennett, R. G.
"Spill Protection at Procter and Gamble's Iowa City Plant,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 79:
, Article 13.
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