Originally Posted by Paul Braun
You may have heard of the Gogebic Iron Range. Lake Gogebic is surrounded by iron mines, some still active, many shuttered.
I believe you will find the water at Lake Gogebic to have a heavy iron taste, over time you may also find that freshwater tanks will take on a rust colored hue. Nothing harmful but in our case it makes the coffee taste awful. For that reason the water we use for consumption from this area usually goes through a Brita to improve the flavor.
I lived on Minnesota's Medabi iron range and have witnessed and tasted iron enriched well water . It makes terrible coffee . Some of the well water also contained maganeze and hydrogen sulfide .
One turns things black ,the other smells like rotten eggs .
We live 6 miles from an EPA superfund site . The plant that was at that site treated wood poles with penta & other chemicals for use as utility poles. The owner decided to increase his profits by dumping waste chemicals in the swampy area at the back of the property. The toxic chemicals got into the local aquifer .They had to move a highway because of contaminated soil and property values in that area plummeted . $164,000,000 later they are still cleaning up the mess and monitoring the local ground and surface water.
Again as in Michigan, the state government and its leaders faIled to protect public safety and health and then tried to cover it up .
Is the "SKY FALLING" ? Where I live the answer is YES