Photo 1. The back site at a Southern Africa
power station. It is
mid-summer, hot, humid and the air is filled with the rank odour
evaporating hydrocarbon fumes.
Photo 2. What a mess! Discarded barrels with residues of diesel,
lubricating and engine oils, paraffin and other hydrocarbons litter the back lot. A horrid
oil and wax scum is on the water which has collected in this depression. The regional Spill-Sorb distributor is
called in to solve the problem. First, the
leaking barrels are removed.