View Full Version : Fracking crisis

03-10-2011, 14:53:37
my drinking water is flammable :vom:

03-10-2011, 16:09:38
the word crisis comes from greek, as everything else. comes from the verbe: crino: which means to JUDGE

03-10-2011, 16:22:05

Etymology dictionaries are really cooooool. - James


03-10-2011, 16:28:37

03-10-2011, 16:31:27
I played my Black Sabbath at 78 speed.

I saw God. /cheechnchong


03-10-2011, 16:37:24

that's like ticking your penis in the toilet. the last drop always remins in the underwear.

03-10-2011, 17:07:14

(they're like nazis but never acted on it, so we can enjoy the music!)

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-10-2011, 18:39:51
my drinking water is flammable :vom:

Great for your heating bill.

03-10-2011, 18:52:34
you silver-lining guy, you

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-10-2011, 20:22:40
Well, you can't drink your tab water anyway, can you?

03-10-2011, 21:24:48

04-10-2011, 11:25:02
Well, you can't drink your tab water anyway, can you?

No, I'm a Faygo man.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
04-10-2011, 12:59:54
Sorry for the tybo.

04-10-2011, 13:02:03
my tap water actually tastes fine, no matter what the bottled water con artists would have me believe

Poison Arrow Frog
04-10-2011, 18:40:17
Unless there is fraking solution in your water (which is unlikely unless they were fraking a formation which was close to the surface) then all you're experiencing is natural gas dissolving into your ground water which then comes out of solution at the tap because the water is being some what aerated by the tap nozzle. Fill the water into a water pitcher and let it sit for an hour. That should allow the natural gas to dissipate much like a can of soda goes flat.

If you want to be extra cautious you can take a sample of the water to any environmental lab and they'll run a standard battery of tests to see what's dissolved in the water but I'd be willing to bet it's just natural gas. They fracture the rock deep under ground and this releases the gas they try to pump out, but, some of the gas escapes into looser formations (that is if the rock above is poorly consolidated so that there is a lot of porosity and permeability in the formation) and then the gas will move up towards the surface and get dissolved into your ground water. You are no doubt using well water and that's why you're finding natural gas in your water.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-10-2011, 07:17:04
Or someone farted in the water tank.

05-10-2011, 21:46:01
I prefer Dyl's explanation :gasmaske: