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post #14 of Old 07-12-2011
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I would use some oil diapers to absorb the oil then dispose of the remaining water overboard or by pouring it out on some asphalt.
which got me thinking... What do you suppose Asphalt is?

According to wikipedia;
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Asphalt /ˈæsfɔːlt/ is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits... One writer states that although a "considerable amount of work has been done on the composition of asphalt, it is exceedingly difficult to separate individual hydrocarbon in pure form",[2] and "it is almost impossible to separate and identify all the different molecules of asphalt, because the number of molecules with different chemical structure is extremely large".[3]
In American English, asphalt (or asphalt cement) is the carefully refined residue from the distillation process of selected crude oils...
reading on...
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Asphalt is typically stored and transported at temperatures around 150 degrees Celsius (300 °F). Sometimes diesel oil or kerosene are mixed in before shipping to retain liquidity; upon delivery, these lighter materials are separated out of the mixture. This mixture is often called bitumen feedstock, or BFS. Some dump trucks route the hot engine exhaust through pipes in the dump body to keep the material warm. The backs of tippers carrying asphalt, as well as some handling equipment, are also commonly sprayed with a releasing agent before filling to aid release. Diesel oil is sometimes used as a release agent, although it can mix with and thereby reduce the quality of the asphalt.
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Now who is going to clean up THAT mess?


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