Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Woman’s tap water is flammable 

Sherry Vargson is able to light a match as water pours out of the faucet.

We couldn't but help think of the campaign against bottled water and the hype about how great tap water is.

The water from this woman's tsp has become flammable because of increased methane levels in the surrounding rock in Granville Township, Pennsylvania, which Sherry Vargson and the 'Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition' claims is because of the controversial mining process.

Hydraulic fracturing is the process by which natural gas is extracted by using water, sand and toxic chemicals injected at high pressure into oil of methane gas deposits to release the liquid or gas.
Pennsylvania regulators did fine the Chesapeake energy Corp $900,000 for contaminating the water supplies of 16 homes with methane.
Methane concentrations were detected in 51 of 60 drinking water wells across the region, regardless of gas industry operations, but concentrations were much higher closer to natural-gas wells.

Vargson and her husband used to own a herd of 70 dairy cattle but had to give up that business because of methane problems with their water. 

So, the next time you turn on the tap, we'll be drinking bottled water.