For those that do not drink city water because it is contaminated, think twice about well water. It too may be full of nasty things best not ingested.
“It is a well known fact that America’s tap water is contaminated; polluted with at least 2,100 toxic substances that we cannot even name, never mind want to drink. While those people might think that well water is better for them, they would, in many cases, be wrong, as well water may be even worse than tap water. It tends to depend on whether or not there is gas and oil drilling, intensive livestock or other chemical plants in the area,” said Larry Wardell, who writes for H2olabs.com, a provider of water distiller systems that provide truly pure distilled water.
The trouble with natural gas drilling, besides the fact it is plundering natural resources, is the fact that it means toxic chemicals are injected into the ground to push out the gas deposits. The chemicals, used in the process called “fracking,” have a nasty habit of seeping into underground aquifers; the very same aquifers that many city and residential wells use as the source for their water supply. This is more than enough reason to invest in water distillers to make sure there is fresh and safe water on hand.
To this day, most gas drilling companies refuse to divulge what chemicals they use in their hydraulic fracturing process, aimed at getting to the deeper pockets of gas on planet Earth. “While they say the chemicals are harmless, if they were, why would they not just tell people what they are and be done with it?” Wardell asked. Nine out of every 10 gas wells use fracking to extract natural gas from shale formations.
“If you do not think that injecting a chemical soup into the ground to extract natural gas makes any difference to your water, since your water is higher than the pocket the gas company wants to access, then ask yourself this question. Why do many communities located near fracking projects find chemical slurry components (chemical and oil pollution) in their drinking water?” Wardell asked. It is a good question. For those that do not like the answer, their safest option is investing in water distillation systems.
While the gas companies claim their chemicals are trade secrets, many legal experts think they say that to avoid the liability that may be attributed to them should a lawsuit be filed by someone whose health has been seriously harmed by polluted well water. Just about 300 chemicals go into the fracking mixture, and it is a fact that 65 of them are hazardous. The list includes benzene, which is a well known carcinogen.
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