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Think Twice before drinking water!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Mar 9, 2008.


  1. doktorfeelgood

    doktorfeelgood layin' it down like pavement Supporting Member

    You might not be out of the woods drinking well water either.
    If you really do some research on this you'll find that a lot of the deep aquifers that are in this country contain all of the same stuff that the upper lever ground water is. And unless you live 500 miles away from any body your well water will probably contain contaminates from run-off. Especially if you happen to live even anywhere remotely near a big cattle or sheep ranch or a pig farm. Those animals are getting all sorts of growth hormones and even if you don't eat meat, the stuff that those animals are being fed is coming out the other end in trace amounts as well. Not to mention fertilizer. So yeah, we are all basically screwed and we won't know how this will affect us on a long-term deal until it DOES affect us. Swell, so now not only do we get to look forward to old age with the normal problems, but we now get to worry about how we'll be affected by our drinking water. )-(
     
  2. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Bad News: Our great grand kids will be born with two heads if we aren't careful.

    Good News: To get high we'll just have to drink the water.
     
  3. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Ankh-Morpork
    Heck yeah.

    +1 to the above regarding aquifers.... one of the huge problems out west is heavier-than-water contaminants like PCE getting into the environment and sinking, then getting sucked up through wells.... this happens near a lot of military bases, since they had 1) wells, 2) motor pools and equipment maintenance that used lots of degreasing solvents and so on, and 3) the DOD's historically piss-poor (pre-1980) record as far as just digging holes and burying stuff.

    There's also the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a former chemical weapons plant that's arguably the most polluted square mile on the planet outside of Dzerzhinsk or New Jersey.
     

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