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laameduck1
Yup, Pretty Much
08:09 PM on 01/14/2013
I bought an H2o distiller. It is the only water I'll drink. Cost me about $150.00. I know it removes everything including needed minerals but I checked and found I get enough in my food. And there are additives so I use them also. I also have a filter on my shower head.
07:06 PM on 01/14/2013
Can I come over and borrow your garden hose? Its a lot cheaper than filling my truck up at the gas station. Maybe put a sign out in your front yard and charge 50 cents a gallon. You could make a killing!
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Canefighter
I make Typos to tick off correctors
06:07 PM on 01/14/2013
This is not new, it has happened in areas with no wells near them except got their own water wells. That is why the filters have been available for a long time now.
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Myntie
05:49 PM on 01/14/2013
What a great thing to have in the bathroom. For once, DON'T light a match.
04:22 PM on 01/14/2013
Makes heating up soup a breeze.
04:06 PM on 01/14/2013
I guess they don't need a hot water heater.
03:59 PM on 01/14/2013
Here's a tip....stand up before you flush!
04:29 PM on 01/14/2013
And "DON'T LITE A MATCH"
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Myntie
05:50 PM on 01/14/2013
Aw, you scooped me!
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SOYLENT RED
Detroit, 50yrs of democrat progress.
03:09 PM on 01/14/2013
My grandfather traveled the entire nation when he was young and told tales of the flaming water from the wells,,,,,,,everywhere he went,,,,,,,this is so so old. These eggheads need to dig up something new.
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Jerry Barthel
Life: random colliding of atoms
03:42 PM on 01/14/2013
No, it just happened. If you don't like an article, please feel free to NOT comment on it.
04:30 PM on 01/14/2013
He can't help himself, he's a Republican
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David Fackleman
09:26 AM on 01/15/2013
If you don't like a comment....feel free NOT to comment on it. What's the matter, facts get in the way of your argument? I live in Tioga county PA. Natural gas fracking going all over . Fiends of mine bought their home 14 years ago and could light their tap water on fire...8 years before the first well in the county was ever drilled.
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James Chmelik
03:02 PM on 01/14/2013
has anyone thought of filling the lawn mower with this water and see if it starts?!???
02:47 PM on 01/14/2013
$8,000 for a filter system !!!! are you kidding me. We have soda water coming out of our well, so it fizzes. What we do is run the well output into a 500 gallon holding tank, with a float switch turning the well pump off and on as the holding tank fills. The water then has time to out gas. The Tank feeds our regular water/pressure system with a pressure pump that turns off and on from the pressure tank switch.
Whole system cost no more that $1,200.
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ycplum
Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves try in Vain
03:46 PM on 01/14/2013
The carbon dioxide you are degassing is not flammable. You degass the dissolved methane and your holding tank can become a bomb. Ergo, the extra cost.
03:59 PM on 01/14/2013
As with any flammable gas, you VENT it. A tall vent stack, and a small fan would do very nicely. AND......Ergo.. no bomb....

Sheesh.

Again a whole lot less than that $8,000 filter.
07:28 PM on 01/14/2013
Same principle applies. C2 will easily flash out. The could install a small compressor and use the gas to heat the water now.
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Ken Koziol
02:10 PM on 01/14/2013
Just imagine taking a dump and lighting a smoke with a lighter.
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03:31 PM on 01/14/2013
When that happens maybe you can go and check out that Mars flower and let us know what it's all about on your way back down to Earth.
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darkevolutonary
author/artist/jack-of-all-trades, master of none..
02:06 PM on 01/14/2013
Hey, they can save money by eliminating the need for a hot water heater!
01:38 PM on 01/14/2013
Polution of the mind is the intent of this story. As some one who grew up in the part of the country that has the most wells, both oil and gas, in fact many of the small towns have wells in the front lawns of their courthouses and other public buildings, Fracking is not as pictured by the solar power gurus, when drilling a well there is a cement wall between the pipe and the surrounding earth to a depth far far below the water table. Should one fear the methane then vent the well and burn off all the methane. That is until some one finally decides it can be harnessed as a fuel source as soon as facilities to treat methane to eliminate caustic feature.
12:49 PM on 01/14/2013
See documentary Gasland, it is something everyone should see before it is entirely too late.Water ,the new blue gold?
02:05 PM on 01/14/2013
Gasland was result of naturally occuring methane from a coal seam-not fracking.
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Ken Koziol
02:25 PM on 01/14/2013
Actually Gasland is the natural result when congress get together.
07:29 PM on 01/14/2013
Don't confuse the issue with facts!!!!
12:25 PM on 01/14/2013
Her problem would basically be eliminated if she would take the cover off of her well or vent it in some way. Like stated the only known risk from methane is combustion/ignition sources. Just because her water was at 9 mg/l on the day it was sampled does not mean that was what it always read. That could of been a low day, we'll never know. I want to know how "near" this drilling operation is, you have to be close (~4000 ft) for the rig to have any effect on you. If they lived in PA (like I do) then the drilling company is required to test their water prior to drilling. The results then warn the homeowner if actions need to be taken. My bet is if she didn't take any interest in it until this happened. Guess what people, methane has been here forever right along with the natural gas their drilling for. DEAL WITH IT OR MOVE!
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GhostOfFDR
05:44 PM on 01/14/2013
Yes, when the local factory is dumping toxic sludge into your back yard, you should have no recourse. Deal with it or move.
10:34 AM on 01/15/2013
First off they are NOT dumping toxic sludge. There are and will always be regulations. Secondly it is homeowners who sell their gas rights, its not like they just come in and take the land. There is a whole process.