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Monday, January 26, 2009

PA: Where you can light your tap water on fire!

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:49 AM

(Photo: DIOGENES AGCAOILI JR. / Press Sun-Bulletin)

From the Press Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, PA. 

Natural gas is not poisonous, so it does not present a drinking hazard, said Diane O'Hora a spokeswoman for the Broome County Department of Health. Combustion is the main concern.

Some are less worried than others.

Raymond Osterhout, a Wind-sor resident, has had gas in his water for years, he said, although there are no natural gas wells anywhere near his property.

To him, it's more of a novelty than a problem.

"It's not a real concern," said Osterhout, who occasionally produces a flare from his tap with a lighter to show visitors.

As long as you don't like to have a glass of water and good ol' smoke, you're okay, I guess. 

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