In the US burned a plant with 7 million liters of whiskey. Local residents are trying to save nature

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In the US burned a plant with 7 million liters of whiskey. Local residents are trying to save nature

Every year from fires suffer huge forests and the news of this already very few people surprise. And fires at factories or warehouses not an uncommon phenomenon. However, in a tragic combination of factors regular fire and can be a catalyst for this ecological disaster. About what happened in the US in Kentucky, where a fire in one of the warehouses of the world famous manufacturer of whiskey has affected the local ecosystem.

Why lit warehouse with whiskey

As reported by foreign sources, the fire started July 3, in the County of Woodford, where as a result of lightning lit up 2 warehouses with products of Jim Beam. As a result, it was destroyed about 45 thousand barrels of whiskey. And this would have been okay (besides the huge losses), as during a fire nobody has suffered, but the worst was yet to come: as a result of the destruction of the warehouses, about 7 million liters of whiskey fell into the local river.

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what is the danger of water contamination in alcoholic beverages

As it became known, at this point the whiskey had spread to more than 30 kilometers downstream of the river, killing several thousands of fish and other river inhabitants. It is reported that alcoholic train keeps moving on at a speed of about 9.5 kilometers per hour.

«Bacteria in the water always follow the food sources. In this case, it is sugar, dissolved in a drink. Therefore, such a large amount of bacteria causes the depletion of oxygen in water, causing animals to suffer river. In addition, we cannot exclude the factor of direct influence on living organisms.» — said the head of emergency response Robert Francis.

What's next?

Currently, the Department of natural resources assesses the scale of the tragedy and conducts measurements of oxygen levels in the water. Local residents complain about the smell of dead fish. And the scene looks scary.


a Alcoholic trail, which stretches down the river

According to experts, the region's ecosystem suffered tremendous damage that can affect the population of fishes and other inhabitants of the rivers. Hurt and mammals, which river the fish was a source of food. Now rescue teams use special barges for water aeration and improve oxygen levels in the affected areas. Local authorities argue that keeping the situation under control. In addition, it was stated that will be left in the river and will decompose naturally, so there is no plan to remove it.

And alcoholic train, meanwhile, continues its movement downstream, killing more animals. If you want to discuss this news, you are welcome to our . There you are always welcome.

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