In the US, burned the factory with 7 million liters of whiskey. Local residents are trying to save nature
Every year fires suffer huge forests and the news of this there is little surprise anyone. And the fires in factories or warehouses is not an uncommon phenomenon. However, at the confluence of a number of tragic circumstances of ordinary fire can be a catalyst for the present environmental catastrophe. About what happened in the US state of Kentucky, where, due to a fire in one of the warehouses of the world famous manufacturer of whiskey Jim Beam damaged the local ecosystem.
Why lit warehouse whiskey
As reported by foreign publications, the fire started on July 3 in Woodford County, where as a result of lightning lit up 2 warehouses with Jim Beam company's products. As a result, it was destroyed about 45 thousand barrels of whiskey. And in this there would be nothing wrong (except for the huge losses), because of the fire no one was hurt, but the worst was yet to come: the destruction of warehouses, about 7 million liters of whiskey got into a local river.
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What is the danger of alcoholic drinks water pollution
It is learned that at the moment the whiskey spread to more than 30 kilometers down the river, killing thousands of fish and other river dwellers. It is reported that alcoholic loop continues to move further at a rate of about 9, 5 kilometers per hour.
"The bacteria in the water always follow food sources. In this case, it is the sugar dissolved in a drink. Therefore, such a large number of bacteria cause oxygen depletion in water, because of which suffer river animals. In addition, one can not exclude the factor of the direct effects of alcohol on living organisms. "- said the head of the group to respond to emergencies by Robert Francis.
What will happen next?
At the moment, the Department of Natural Resources estimates the magnitude of the tragedy and conducts measurements of oxygen levels in the water. Locals complain about the smell of dead fish. And the picture itself looks terrible happened.
Alcoholic trail, which stretches down the river
According to experts, the region's ecosystem suffered tremendous damage that may affect the population of both fish and other inhabitants of the rivers. Suffer and mammals, for which the river has been a source of food fish. Now rescue teams use special barges for water aeration and increase oxygen levels in the affected areas. Local authorities say the situation under control. In addition, it was stated that the fish will be left in the river and will have to decompose naturally, so there is no plan to remove it.
A plume of alcoholic meanwhile continues to move downstream, killing more and more animals. If you wish to discuss this news, welcome to our Chat Telegram. There, you are always welcome.