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In 2000, a Wild Turkey whiskey storage facility caught fire, spilling 17,000 barrels of flaming whiskey into the surrounding woods and 20% of the whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River. Do companies take the environment seriously?

In 2000, a Wild Turkey whiskey storage facility caught fire, spilling 17,000 barrels of flaming whiskey into the surrounding woods and 20% of the whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River. Do companies take the environment seriously?
  • Companies try, but accidents happen.

    I believe the majority of companies truly care about their surroundings. There is usually a sense of "home" with many companies. They all have regulations and policy to prevent these types of accidents, but I do not believe the majority of companies would purposely try to harm the environment around them...and if they are, well that is just bad business anyway. It logically makes no sense to harm their "home".

  • Accidents happen, and companies cannot be responsible for everything

    Commercial buildings are prone to disaster, and sometimes they catch fire. It sounds as though the Wild Turkey facility did not have adequate fire extinguishers. Sometimes sprinkler systems are inadequate. Did the building pass a safety inspection test at least? Even if it did, accidents will occur. The runoff of whiskey could not be controlled. it can't be said that a company is environmentally irresponsible the company damages surrounding water and land by accident. It is more plausible to say a company is negligent in not maintaining a safe workplace, endangering people's lives and the area because it did not keep building standards up to par. If this company cares about the environment, it could move its facility to an urban area, and make sure to have the best security measures in place.

  • Unfortunately I don't think so

    In my opinion, companies only do what is necessary to pass necessary inspection to pass their safety rules. As far as the environment goes, I don't see too many that do take the time to consider impact to the environment due to unforeseen accidents. Mainly because none of them live by the prepare for the worse and hope for the best philosophy and when something happens, they are left holding the bag over the damage.

  • Very few respect the environment

    No, most companies don't seem to take the environment seriously. Most individuals don't either. It seems to be a group mentality. It is easier not to consider the environment because respecting and caring for it is often difficult and costly. At the same time, when individuals or companies look around and see that others are not taking care of the environment it is easy to say, "oh well."


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