Posts Tagged ‘whiskey fungus’

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

State Agencies Have Clear Authority To Act On WhistlePig Whiskey Fungus Pollution


In March, Protect the Adirondacks called upon the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to launch enforcement investigations into an invasive “whiskey fungus” in the Mineville area in the Town of Moriah, Essex County. The Adirondack Explorer reported that DEC has demanded that WhistlePig Whiskey submit plans for mitigating “the effects of its operations on neighboring properties” by April 20th. WhistlePig Whiskey owns and operates a warehouse facility in Mineville that is the apparent source of vapors that create what’s come to be known as the whiskey fungus that has coated homes in the area with a slimy black mold-like fungus.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Tests: Whiskey fungus is more widespread

The WhistlePig Whiskey facility in Moriah

Whiskey fungus

Results from November fungus samples taken from homes near WhistlePig Whiskey in the town of Moriah were released last week. The state Department of Environmental Conservation said “the samples matched the morphology of the whiskey fungus from the WhistlePig facility.”

Read our update here.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

What is whiskey fungus?

Whiskey fungus

Have you ever heard of whiskey fungus? I had not until working on this story about WhistlePig Whiskey’s storage facility in Mineville.

Check it out here.

Adirondack Park Agency

View all APA public comment and hearing opportunities at: https://apa.ny.gov/Hearings/index.cfm.

  • Stony Creek Community Church is applying for a three-lot subdivision to create a 0.82-acre lot improved by an existing single family dwelling, a 0.58-acre lot containing an existing cemetery, and a 0.34-acre lot improved by a pre-existing church on Harrisburg Road in the town of Stony Creek. Comments are due by Dec. 21. To view site plans and submit comments, go to https://apa.ny.gov/Hearings/ApaCommentPopup.cfm?ProjectNumber=2023-0209.
  • Applicant John Morris is seeking to build a new 3,200-square-foot building for operation of a new commercial use heating and plumbing business on Cutting Road in the town of Lewis. Comments are due by Dec. 21. To view site plans and submit comments, go to https://apa.ny.gov/Hearings/ApaCommentPopup.cfm?ProjectNumber=2023-0208.

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