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And he lit and it blew 6 or 8 foot in the air.

News Channel 34--Binghamton, NY

Montrose Proves Natural Gas Success May Come with Consequences

Extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale could eventually pay off big for the Southern Tier of New York.

But there can be unintended consequences, as people are finding out south of Montrose, Pennsylvania, where half a dozen well pads have been built, along just one country road.

Under the snow and hay bales, lies what's left of the cement slab that protected Norma Fiorentino's water well, until New Year's Day, when an explosion blew the slab to pieces.

"One of the DEP workers from Coudersport came here last Friday and he said Oh drink the water, oh drink the water. I said you know what, you drink the water, because I'm not drinking it. It tastes just like diesel. " You drink it... More

18 comments :

Anonymous said...

Maybe somone should follow the DEP from Coudersport around and make sure he drinks only water from this women's well......In a couple years if he is still healthy it might be ok to drink.

Anonymous said...

Typical State person comment with little authority or common sense.

Anonymous said...

Point 1. The article doesn't make sense.

Point 2. I highly doubt someone lit water on fire. I don't care what is in it, it will not blow up like that. C'mon think before you print something so ignorant.

Point 3. Have these people drank "diesel" before?? The more I read the more I believe they've drank a ton of it.

Anonymous said...

There have been an awful lot of incidents about this sort of thing lately. Maybe someone will finally wake up and make the DEP stop all of the drilling before they ruin our land and poison us all to make an extra dollar.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again!!! It's Brother Nature the tree hippy to the rescue. I hope someone comes along with the mineral rights to your property then levels your tree house to the ground and pounds in one of these deep gas well just to spite your anti ass.

Anonymous said...

DAMN!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Here we go again!!!"

Fine...after they do drill the well, I'll make sure to bottle up the water every day and bring it to you so you can drink it....or does that leave a bad taste in your mouth.

I am "pro" Earth because it makes no sense to destroy what sustains us just to make it a little easier for you to heat your home. I own my mineral rights and there is no way I'm going to "sell my soul" to the gas companies just to make dildines like you happy.

Anonymous said...

Quality of life is not important. Just give these people a little money and all will be OK.

Anonymous said...

More than likley the old undergroung storage tank for farm fuel or heating oil has finaly leached into there water well. And there just trying to get someone with DEEP POCKETS to fix it for them......

Anonymous said...

Of course....that must be it!!! There is no way it could possibly be from all of the dozens of holes that are being punched in the ground. It can't be possible that there are things down there being forced out of the ground by the high pressure hydrofracking.....come on you narrow minded fools! Wake up and help me save the planet!!!

Anonymous said...

"I own my mineral rights and there is no way I'm going to sell my soul to the gas companies just to make dildines like you happy. . . "

Dildines -- LOL!

Anonymous said...

Can't ever recall natural gas making water taste or smell like diesel fuel.Whole story sounds a little odd,but who knows.Oh I forgot,"Brother"the one man planet saver does.

Anonymous said...

"Can't ever recall natural gas making water taste or smell"

So where does the Natural gas come from?

"Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane but including significant quantities of ethane, propane, butane, and pentane—heavier hydrocarbons removed prior to use as a consumer fuel —as well as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen sulfide"

I would imagine that water contaminated with natural gas byproducts would have some sort of taste. You people think that the companies drill down through the Earths crust to a huge "balloon" filled with pure natural as and they just pump it out of the ground, but it is a lot more complicatedthan that. Here is a whole article about natural gas for you simple folks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_gas

Anonymous said...

Talk to people that live on Horse Run Road in Shinglehouse. I grew up there, before water conditioners and we hauled our drinking water in. We lived across from a pump station owned by Messer Oil. Besides a farm my father worked for Messer Oil, he knew exactly what was wrong with the well water. I doubt any of us have lived any different of a life health or otherwise. Just such a nasty smell and taste!

Anonymous said...

The sentence was "taste or smell like diesel fuel",nobody said natural gas didn't have a taste or smell.You are some spin doctor Brother!Could be the taste in their water is from you hugging the sap right out of those trees.

Anonymous said...

Don't change the subject and start bashing me because i car about the environment. The subject here is the contamination of our drinking water. It is becoming blatantly obvious that some people like you don't care about what will happen if the ground water is contamniated with radioactive sludge. Maybe the taste is from the crap that the drilling supporters are spreading.

Anonymous said...

Is "your" water ok?Can you drink it?Did drilling harm it?Until you have a first hand experience you are just blowing smoke.

Anonymous said...

Just like destroying our area with wind turbines. Why do we have to have the water ruined before we see the problem.