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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Woman can light her tap water on fire

What's with this?

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Re: Woman can light her tap water on fire

I have seen this before, In western NY, where they don't frack.

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Re: Woman can light her tap water on fire

Got ya. Any explanation behind it?

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Re: Woman can light her tap water on fire

Coal is made of decomposed organic materials. As the material decomposes it gives off methane. PA has a history of both mining and shallow well oil and methane production. In the past many shallow wells were not capped or grouted and allow methane to get into the upper aquifer. Many of the older drinking water wells were also not grouted and may allow gases and other chemicals to seep into the home.
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Re: Woman can light her tap water on fire

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In West Virginia they don't complain about this they just put it in mason jars and sell it, it goes good with sweet tea.

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Re: Woman can light her tap water on fire

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Coal is made of decomposed organic materials. As the material decomposes it gives off methane. PA has a history of both mining and shallow well oil and methane production. In the past many shallow wells were not capped or grouted and allow methane to get into the upper aquifer. Many of the older drinking water wells were also not grouted and may allow gases and other chemicals to seep into the home.
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