Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'So much methane fizzes from Sherry Vargson’s tap that she can light it like a stove.'

There's contaminated tap water and then there's contaminated tap water:


Photograph by Mark Thiessen So much methane fizzes from Sherry Vargson’s tap that she can light it like a stove. The contamination began, she says, after Chesapeake Energy drilled on her Pennsylvania farm. The company denies responsibility. “I keep about three windows open year-round so we don’t blow up,” Vargson says.

Via: National Geographic: Good Gas, Bad Gas: Burn natural gas and it warms your house. But let it leak, from fracked wells or the melting Arctic, and it warms the whole planet.

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