Pepsi fruit juice flood

The Pepsi fruit juice flood was a flood of 176,000 barrels (28 million litres; 7.4 million US gallons) of fruit and vegetable juices into the streets of Lebedyan, Russia, and the Don River, caused by the collapse of a PepsiCo warehouse.[1]

Pepsi fruit juice flood
Date23 April 2017
LocationLebedyan, Russia and the Don River
Coordinates53°00′43″N 39°09′00″E / 53.01203°N 39.15004°E / 53.01203; 39.15004Coordinates: 53°00′43″N 39°09′00″E / 53.01203°N 39.15004°E / 53.01203; 39.15004
CausePepsi warehouse collapse

HistoryEdit

On April 25, 2017, a PepsiCo warehouse's roof collapsed unexpectedly. The warehouse was located in Lebedyan, the center of Pepsi's operations in Russia, and operated by the PepsiCo subsidiary Lebedyansky. The warehouse contained a variety of fruit and vegetable juices. The collapse of the roof caused two minor injuries and sent 28 million litres (7.4 million US gallons) of juices into the streets of Lebedyan and the Don River. However, no deaths resulted from the spill.[2]

There was some concern that the juices might have damaged the aquatic ecosystem of the Don River, but water samples showed no evidence of environmental damage caused by the spill.[3]

PepsiCo officials apologized for the incident, offered to pay for all damages caused, and stated that they were working with local officials to determine the cause of the warehouse collapse.[2]

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  1. ^ "Кисельные берега: в Лебедяни произошло наводнение из тысяч литров сока" [Sour shores: a flood of thousands of liters of juice occurred in Lebedyan]. Moskovsky Komsolets (in Russian). April 25, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Smith, Geoffrey (April 25, 2017). "A Pepsi Warehouse in Russia Just Collapsed and Flooded a Town". Fortune. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  3. ^ McDougall, Zoey (April 26, 2017). "Town flooded by 28 million litres of Pepsi after soft drink factory collapse". Mirror. Retrieved November 11, 2018.

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