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Re: Xylene tanker runs aground at Clipperton Island, 10,000 tons of Xylene


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Posted by Craig on March 02, 2010 at 08:50:08:

In Reply to: Xylene tanker runs aground at Clipperton Island, 10,000 tons of Xylene posted by on March 01, 2010 at 17:23:33:

If I remember my chem, Xylenes are different isomers of dimethyl benzene. They are ring shaped carbon structures that are hydrophobic. This means that any spill will probably form a slick and damage tidal communities.



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