Monday, January 03, 2011

Going to Pennsylvania? Don't drink the water

It's frackin' polluted and the frackin' assholes that dumped it in the drinking water won't tell you what the frack is in it.
The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting it down shafts thousands of feet deep.

Not in Pennsylvania, one of the states at the center of the gas rush.

There, the liquid that gushes from gas wells is only partially treated for substances that could be environmentally harmful, then dumped into rivers and streams from which communities get their drinking water.
Totally fracked up!

WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' REGULATIONS! I gotta laugh out loud when I hear politicians spouting about this being the "best country on earth". I wonder FOR WHO?

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