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What is a containment boom?

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What is a containment boom?

A containment boom is a temporary floating barrier used to contain oil spills & loose debris on surface water. Booms are used to reduce the pollution of shorelines, rivers, oceans, and other waterways. The thick surface layers collect oil, which allows for easy recovery. Each type of containment boom offers a unique set of abilities. These abilities range from deployment terms, robustness, specific area of use, buoyancy ratio and portability. There are several types of booms available such as permanent, fence, curtain, air, silt & absorbent booms. Each has different uses from others with varying pros & cons. They all have a...

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