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    GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    Nearly 6,400 gallons of 180 proof ethyl alcohol spilled from the back of a building at Heaven Hill in Bardstown on Saturday afternoon, triggering a hazardous materials response from Bardstown Fire Department and state and federal environmental regulators. More here.

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    Wow. One valve and there you go.

    Somebody's gonna get canned.
    ~Robert BTOTY #2 2009

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    Some pickled perch in that lake....was there a fish kill?

    Water fowl may be flying off course too. Drunk ducks....flying into trees...what a mess.

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    Just trying to get the fish in on the Prohibition Day celebration I suppose.

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    The Fire Chief is a Mattingly.

    What's the chance of that?
    Colonel Ed
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    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    Our friend Bettye Jo once got a bourbon bath because of an errant valve. They make so many different things there and have so many different tanks and bottling lines and such, that the way they direct the liquid to where it needs to go is very complicated. Sometimes mistakes are made.

    But I don't doubt that some person or persons is in big trouble because of it.

    One local account said at least some of it got into the creek. Others said it did not.

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    Lucky ducks (and fish too)!

    Thomas

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    The ducks can easily get away from it but it's not so good for the fish. Hundreds of thousands of fish in the Kentucky River were killed when Wild Turkey had its big spill a few years back.

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    If all of the valving was automated they could blame it on the computer. I could help them build a net centric smart sensor array that would meter the valves based on the the concentration of vapors detected. If one sensor went off line due to inhaling too much, the sensors would pole each other to determine a volunteer to take over the duties of the now offline sensor. If there was an uncontrolled shutdown of the system a shock collar would alert the appropriate management official and dial the EPA. Of course, this might just ruin the artisan image of whiskey making.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

    Yep, I remember when 1400 gallons of WT got loose in the river above Frankfort's water intake.

 

 

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