If You Travel to Pennsylvania — DON’T Drink the Water!!!!
When you’re about to go traveling to some sort of primitive backward country, you get all these warnings about unsanitary drinking water. The water is full of excrement because of inadequate/non-existent sewage. And/or the water is full of hazardous industrial wastes because of non-existent government oversight.
Travelers are always urged to bring water purification tablets that can be dissolved in the water, which will (hopefully) remove the most hazardous substances. Or drink water only at an upscale hotel or restaurant where all drinking water has (supposedly) been boiled already. Or drink only bottled water.
So, remember these precautions if you plan on visiting one of those third world backwater places like, oh, Afghanistan, Haiti, Nepal, Somalia, Pennsylvania…
There’s been a huge increase in natural gas drilling in the U.S. Almost every state has laws to protect local residents from toxic levels of strontium and barium, which are byproducts of natural gas drilling. Every state, that is, except good old freedom-loving Pennsylvania. Tell them whiny treehuggers to man up and take their strontium and barium. It’ll put hair on their chests.
Those well-intentioned-but-fuzzy-headed liberals probably want a government takeover of the natural gas industry. When Obama’s Fascists came for the natural gas drillers, I did nothing. Then, when they came for me…
Most of Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling has been in the huge underground rock formation called the Marcellus Shale. And because Pennsylvanians love freedom and hate meddling bureaucrats, the local waterways are dumping grounds for the toxic wastes produced by hydraulic fracturing, aka “fracking.”
During a recent 12-month period, 3.6 million barrels of these waste products were sent to treatment plants that empty into nearby rivers. Mmmmm…Thirsty?