New Study Traces Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking

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Who likes their tap water nice and fiery? I know I do -- I simply won't drink any water that doesn't catch fire when held over an open flame. That's why I drink all my water from underground aquifers that have been contaminated by hydro-fracking operations. Yes, a scientific study, the first of its kind, has discovered a link between flammable drinking water documented in communities around the nation, and everyone's favorite method of extracting natural gas from the ground. ProPublica has the full report.

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