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Ky. residents sue distilleries over whiskey fungus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A group of Louisville residents are suing
three distillers claiming ethanol emissions produced by making
booze has caused a black, soot-like growth known as whiskey fungus
to bloom on cars and houses.
The residents filed the suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in
Louisville seeking class-action status and unspecified compensation
for damage to property.
The residents claim that ethanol emissions by Diageo America's
Supply, Brown-Forman and Heaven Hill Distilleries are not necessary
to make or store liquor at three separate facilities in the city.
The group claims that the whiskey fungus clung to metal, vinyl,
concrete and wood and has marred their property and lowered its
value.
Messages left for the attorneys for the plaintiffs were not
immediately returned Wednesday. Messages left for the three
companies were not immediately returned.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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