In 2000, a wild turkey whiskey storage facility in Kentucky, USA, caught fire. It had over 17000 barrels of Whiskey stored & it flowed into the woods in the area and set them on fire. However, 20% of the Whiskey flowed into the Kentucky river killing 230000 fish along 66 miles.
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Although the officials saved the water supplies, they ordered water restrictions as the city’s water treatment plant closed down.
Pernod Ricard was the company that owned the distillery at the time. They donated more than US$250,000 to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. This helped in replenishing the river’s fish population.
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