Environmental professor weighs in on soap in Lost River Cave

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Soap is still running through Lost River Cave. After Thursday’s heavy rainfall and flooding, the soap is still visible today.

News 4o spoke to Dr. Jason Polk, a professor of environmental science at Western Kentucky University about the suds.

According to Polk, he and others are monitoring the situation closely, checking oxygen levels in the water, and trying to identify where the the “surfactant” might be entering from. Polk also said in the way of legal protections for groundwater, Kentucky does not have the same regulations in place as for service rivers.

As of today, the soap levels have gone down.

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