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Alcohol in Kentucky River from Jim Beam fire should soon dissipate

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Posted at 7:35 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 08:37:51-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Franklin County Emergency Management director said a huge pool of alcohol on the Kentucky River has made its way out of the county as of Sunday, according to the State Journal.

The plume was the result of spills from a fire at the Jim Beam warehouse late Tuesday night.

The Energy and Environment Cabinet said that the alcohol should reach the Ohio River by early Monday morning.

The paper reported that, once it reaches the Ohio River, officials expect it to dissipate quickly.

They said there could be some impact on aquatic life where the two rivers meet.

That fire destroyed about 45,000 barrels of bourbon.