Originally published by ZeroHedge
Three large barges, one carrying 1,400 tons of methanol, were wedged against a dam and partially submerged, on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, following their detachment from a tugboat.
The Louisville Metropolitan Emergency Services said the navigation accident occurred early Tuesday morning when three barges — part of a group of ten — broke free from a tugboat after hitting a structure at the entrance to the Portland Canal near the river’s McAlpine Locks and Dam.
Videos from Tuesday evening show the three barges pinned against the bridge
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple Emergency Response Teams has been Deployed to Address Submerged Barge Carrying 1,400 Tons of Toxic Methanol in the Ohio River
📌#Louisville | #Kentucky
⁰A major incident has taken place in the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, requiring multiple… pic.twitter.com/swXQD8c5Zk
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 29, 2023
Louisville | Barge containing 1,400 tons of methanol, loose on the Ohio River
— Ｎｅｒｄｙ 🅰🅳🅳🅸🅲🆃 (@Nerdy_Addict) March 29, 2023
The barge carrying 1,400 tons of methanol is partially submerged at McAlpine Dam.
Emergency Response Team (ERT) at a barge incident on the Ohio River in Lville. 10 of 11 barges are loose from the tug. One carrying 1400 tons of methanol partially submerged at McAlpine Dam. Nearest water intake is in Henderson. @USCG @kyfishwildlife @ORSANCOchannel pic.twitter.com/qyWJZkTYGg
— Kentucky EEC (@KentuckyEEC) March 28, 2023
Coast Guard spokesperson Chris Davis told NBC News that state and federal agencies are trying to remove barges. Downriver traffic has been halted.
“We had shut down traffic.
“There’s going to be salvage operations, and it’s going to be dangerous,” Davis said.
As of now, Louisville Water Co. has reported the incident has not triggered an environmental disaster, and the city’s drinking water remains unaffected.
“Your water is safe to drink,” the water agency said in a Facebook post.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that methanol is highly toxic to both humans and wildlife. This chemical, classified under the category of “toxic alcohols,” is commonly found in antifreeze, carburetor cleaner, and windshield washer fluids.
… and this incident comes on the heels of the toxic water release from the train derailment in East Palestine, which flowed down the Ohio River, prompting water agencies to take preventive measures to safeguard drinking water for millions of people.
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There have been an unusual amount of industrial accidents lately. We need to find out if there are Russian moles in our midst.
It’s the prioritizing of buying weapons above maintaining the infrastructure. The oligarchs likely can’t line their pockets doing the latter.
USA has no lack of money at all. You are completly wrong. You might compare with others having lousy economies based on low education, low productivity and tooo many made into lazybums by traditions and culture.
When relative many is poor in the USA its decided by their version of the Kapitalistic system.
They could be as DEnmark(according sanders too). Here kapitalisme is more pretty and even so is just as productive as theirs.
CHOISE: They have voted for it by budgets.
Your kind often are kind because Yiu have made that choise even You are ´forbidden to know.
Yes, US do have money ! Lots of virtual money, like children playing small grocery store…. Better than Monopoly banknotes?
Understand Hanlon’s Razor. Idiocracy have arrived in Western Civilization.
Hard to see. We are rather big in the world as well as in livingstandards and long life.
II would like You make some links for samething better and explain where and why.
No we dont.
It makes more sense to avoid many kinds of accidents much better in construction as well as routine controls.
Judging by your writings, you must be a real expert on accidents.
The US poisons the world. Karma poisons the US.
Drink that water, yanks. It’s safe and effective!
Not many amaericans drink from the rivers. They make a lot a water by cleaning.
The methanol hopefullywill evaporate within a week. Until then it will kill many living in the river. Methanol is organic. The river will regain fast.
The americans manly makes their drinking water.
SouthFront, this has nothing to do with war or geopolitics. You might as well start posting articles of the daily mass shootings in the US where a “Tranny” shot and killed members of a local church.
Methanol or methyl alcohol is very dangerous stuff, scary stuff. Know an example of a guy who took just few drops, like quarter of a very small glass of it. He went home like nothing ever happened, and then when night fell he went lunatic, psycho. He tried to kill his wife and kid with an axe. She runned away to neighbours apartment, and he followed her, and with his bare hands take down front door with neck, meaning entire door from the wall. We were there to try to help her, that was dust, screaming, blood all over the place. Thankfully police was in time on the spot and they restrained him, and took him to ambulance with police guards, because his life was at stake in that moment. He was just an mechanic, never drinked before, and felt so damn ashamed afterwards. He could die, and at best become blind. That happened in 1997 in Sarajevo neighbourhood ‘Anex’. Horror and terror, that is what I say.
It is dangerous. Not many in USA drink riverwater at all. Its also winther, so very few are swimming.
Im sure they bring warnings all over in streets, ny radio, TV, Facebook and Twitter.
Transportation of industrial products is not terror at all. Its very normal and the world wold stop, if theat was not possible.
Americans kill amaricans by boats when so many has guns. You must be insane.
All know accidents happens every year and many of them is no accedents at all. People know there is a risk making alcoholic drinks. But terror by methanol by boat. Get off.
You say you support Sanders who supports terrorists like BLM and radical LGBTQ freaks.
That’s why you ended like that. Because you consumed this stuff. That explains a lot.
Holly sh!t, so similar horror and terror could happen now if americans not alarmed and by accident somehow drink water containing toxic methanol.
Was that accident reported in the news or only handled by local police ?
I think there was in newspapers next day, in the place where are articles related to crimes.
Ok and thank you.
Most of those accidents happened in Ohio. It is therefore likely not “natural”.. Could be kind of similar to the “just in time to stop peace talks” Turkish/Syrian earthquake. Or 2015 Germanwing plane “flying into” Alps mountains..
If true it could be because they produce many of those products and shipment.
BUT many accidents are because of no sober control as well as punishments. So its a local Gover menthaldeciding.
In Denmark we have stopped creating nwe dirty jobs in poor Regions. The companies think the poor will take everything to create jobs and taxpayers. They will. But its stopped.
The newest initiative is net and high security for trailers and smaller cars. We have seen too many accidents.
No matter what both the owner and the driver get big tickets. It have improved a lot. You get some disvout if You have no job(and money). No court.
Louisville, Kentucky, mate. Ohio is a river as well, but you got good point there.
Can spend billions on the military but their own country is in shambles of broken infrastructures…Make America Great Again🤣
Its because they makes money for it and choose by elections and budgets.
They are not poor rats like You.
USA has no broken infrastructure. Look at Ukraine.
As usual here You are not allowed to comapre with others. Thye do need reforms TOO. Im so tired of Your kind of nonsense related to nothing.
i kind of expect the museum T55 is much better then Challengers, Leopards and Abrams.
Ots the same for Strykers and Piaranas. Horses most likely are better using only hay.
We the Greeks are poor rats because of these parties that you support.
All HAZMAT needs handled 100 percent differently so this cant happen anymore
You are right. All the narrowminded enemies should be erased. Many other things would be solved by that too.
We might even emmigrate the many Russian refugees here back for repopulation.
Ohio going wild again.
The industrial revolution was a mistake.
Why is there an increasing frequency of train accidents in Ohio?
This one was in Kentucky.
WWISH WISH WISH….it goes BOOOOOMMMMMBBBBB