Barge With 1400 Tons of Toxic Methanol Partially Submerged In Ohio River

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A barge carrying 1,400 tons of toxic methanol is among those that crashed on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, and is partially submerged.

Emergency crews responded after 10 barges broke free form a tugboat on the Ohio River.

According to NPR: Emergency teams are working to secure 10 barges that broke loose from a tugboat on the Ohio River along the waterfront in Louisville, Ky., including a barge carrying some 1,400 metric tons of methanol that is partially submerged. It’s one of three wayward barges that have wedged themselves next to a dam near a power station.

“There is currently zero evidence of a tank breach or any leaks, and air and water monitoring resources are in place,” Louisville Metro Emergency Services said. It added, “There is currently no impact to Louisville Water’s water intake or water quality.”

The incident began just after 2 a.m. local time on Tuesday morning. That’s when a tug vessel towing 11 barges hit a “stationary structure at the entrance to the Portland Canal near the McAlpine Lock and Dam,” according to the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Ten barges broke free, and three of them settled next to part of the McAlpine Dam. Images from the scene show one of the barges or its cargo crumpled up against a pillar at what looks to be the dam’s spill gates.


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  2. This is more fear porn. This insident is not good, but will actually rectify itself very quickly. Methanol will evaporate, dilute in the river to harmless levels with in hours. There could be fire from the vapors, which would give the by products of water vapor and CO2.
    Not a show stopper at all. best it didn’t happen, but this will be a quick recovery.

  3. Remember September 11, the day America was attacked. We know the US government was involved. They’re doing it again. Liberal states will look like Venezuela and Cuba while Conservative states become staunch republic defenders.

  4. Remember Jade Helm 2015, a military exercise carried out across several states? Their logo means Sabotage which brings to mind Usurpers Obama (two terms) & Biden being installed into the Office of the President, and Not one of Our Public servants at ANY Level “Within” Our Government Did ANYTHING To WARN The American People Or Have These people Arrested – NOT one; Train Derailments, Food Processing & Gas Plants being destroyed, etc., etc…it is obvious We Are At War and the more We comply with ‘their’ Tyranny instead of Holding ‘them’ Accountable, the Worse it Will get.

  5. Maybe methane tbeyharvestedto make hydrogen, which they do using coal mainly. Why aren’t tbey harvesting cowfarts? The hydrogen waste is water They can convert methane into water, extract the water from the gas really.

  6. Agree. And very interesting how it ties in with the Biblical book of Revelation. The satanic cabal lied to everyone, telling us it was God who was doing this when it’s actually the satanic cabal.

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