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On 5th May 1983, a tanker collided with a chemical storage tank. 500 m3 of carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, 1,2-dichloroethane and 1.1.2-trichloroethane were released into the Pinheirinho and Avecuia rivers (Brazil).

Pumping operations began with the deep waters near the spillage area. In 5 days, 20 m3 of substances were recovered. Dredging operations removed a layer of between 0.5 and 1 metre of mud from the bottom of the lake. The decontamination system for the mud was made up of two 50 m³ drains with walls at a 45° angle.

Name: Tank in Brazil

Date: 5 May 1983

Location: Brazil


Accident area: São Paulo State

Cause of spill: collision

Type of pollutant: carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, 1,2-dichloroethane and 1.1.2-trichloroethane

Quantity spilled: 500 m3

Type of structure: storage tank



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