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Flammable Tap Water - Coming Soon to a Faucet Near You?

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natural gas drilling | Flammable Tap Water: Coming to a Town Near You? | Rodale News

RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—With so much (deserving) attention set on figuring out how to stop the massive Gulf oil gusher, you may have missed headlines highlighting other energy-related disasters across the country earlier this month. Within just six days of each other, natural gas well blowouts and explosions occurred, ranging from a 16-hour gusher of toxic liquid and methane from a well in a Pennsylvania state park to two separate explosions that killed three workers in Texas and a methane blast in West Virginia. Collectively, the incidents raise even more concerns among public health experts already wary of the energy-intensive and chemical-heavy method of natural gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Reading about the consequences of this form of natural gas drilling is one thing, but seeing the people and places across the country where fracking occurs—where people are sick, where animals lose their hair, where land at the base of national parks looks like the surface of Mars, and yes, where people can light their tap water on fire—is certainly another. You can see all that and more by watching Gasland, winner of this year's Sundance Documentary Special Jury Prize.

More: Hydraulic fracturing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Natural gas is touted as a clean alternative to petroleum, but is it really?
 

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damn...i had no idea. why do we continue to **** ourselves in the name of profit?
 

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for a pyromaniac like me that'd be a dream come true.
 

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That article is nothing but fear mongering.

What that people are getting sick from contaminated drinking water from natural gas due to leakage from wells?

I think that testing of the drinking water has proven natural gas contamination along with other chemicals from the drilling
 

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What that people are getting sick from contaminated drinking water from natural gas due to leakage from wells?

I think that testing of the drinking water has proven natural gas contamination along with other chemicals from the drilling

Drinking water contamination is a valid concern. Drinking water catching on fire is stupid fear mongering.
 

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If people have to be told that their faucet is going to catch fire to do something, that's their own damn problem. It doesn't excuse writing bull****.
 

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What that people are getting sick from contaminated drinking water from natural gas due to leakage from wells?

I think that testing of the drinking water has proven natural gas contamination along with other chemicals from the drilling

First off, this is presented as a documentary but it has already come to a conclusion.
It directs watchers in the direction of that conclusion.
That is not what documentaries are meant for.

It's presenting it, as if it will happen to everyone.
When it could be an isolated incident.

Just another example of the peak oil, global warming type fear ****.
 
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First off, this is presented as a documentary but it has already come to a conclusion.
It directs watchers in the direction of that conclusion.
That is not what documentaries are meant for.

Documentaries used to command a deal of respect, but I'd say in the last 10-15 years the industry has been used as a spin machine to create fear through manipulations of facts and combining half truths with worst case scenarios. I won't watch them anymore.
 

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Documentaries used to command a deal of respect, but I'd say in the last 10-15 years the industry has been used as a spin machine to create fear through manipulations of facts and combining half truths with worst case scenarios. I won't watch them anymore.

not even David Attenborough?
 

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Documentaries used to command a deal of respect, but I'd say in the last 10-15 years the industry has been used as a spin machine to create fear through manipulations of facts and combining half truths with worst case scenarios. I won't watch them anymore.

Totally true.
This thing is a hit piece, you can tell just by viewing their website.

I watched a real documentary on Idi Amin the other night.
It was informative but boring, for good reason.
The people weren't trying to lead you in any particular direction, just trying to show you the man.

Even though he was a ruthless killer(at times) and anti Semitic, I found myself wanting to befriend the man because he did have a jolly and somewhat sincere personality.
 
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I think he was talking about politic issue documentaries, not necessarily informative pieces on nature.

Yeah, I enjoy watching some docs on space, natural disasters, a lion taking down a baby elephant and all that good ****. Ones that don't infer a need for immediate change of something, or that all is going wrong and we are doomed if we don't change our ways. Whenever somebody says " You need to watch this documnetary, it will blow your mind how corrupt blah,blah, blah is" I just shake my head.
 

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Documentaries used to command a deal of respect, but I'd say in the last 10-15 years the industry has been used as a spin machine to create fear through manipulations of facts and combining half truths with worst case scenarios. I won't watch them anymore.

BS. You just don't agree with them.

Documentaries are more vibrant now than they've ever been. And they come in all stripes.

Your lack of interest in them doesn't pertain to quality; it just reflects your politics. Documentaries are one of the few remaining forms of investigative journalism out there.
 

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I understand that but it isn't as big of a problem, as the movie would play it out to be.
It has happened to a limited number of people.

Yeh. But if you'd lost your access to clean drinking water thanks to an irresponsible form of drilling for gas, you'd be unhappy, too. It doesn't have to be "flaming" to be corrupted, by the way.
 

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Yeah, I enjoy watching some docs on space, natural disasters, a lion taking down a baby elephant and all that good ****. Ones that don't infer a need for immediate change of something, or that all is going wrong and we are doomed if we don't change our ways. Whenever somebody says " You need to watch this documnetary, it will blow your mind how corrupt blah,blah, blah is" I just shake my head.

i got an amateur doco like that the other day, it was about how the UN is setting up a Socialist New World Order hand in hand with The Fabian Society, i spent most of it laughing.
 

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Yeh. But if you'd lost your access to clean drinking water thanks to an irresponsible form of drilling for gas, you'd be unhappy, too. It doesn't have to be "flaming" to be corrupted, by the way.

Yeah, but it's not catching on fire as the sight says. It's turning a legitimate concern into, "OMG my kitchen's on fire! We're all gonna die right now!"
 

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Your lack of interest in them doesn't pertain to quality; it just reflects your politics.

I agree, one of the fundamentals of my political beliefs is not buying into sensationalism and bull****.
 
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