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Re: RE: hum

That IS scary. After the TMI (3 Mile Island) fiasco in 1979, I wonder
about the safety of those things. Dickinson College was 18 miles as the
crow flies from there and our Physics Dep't professors were sneaking out
there and getting way higher readings than were reported by the press.
Haven't grown two heads though. Yet. Just found out our municipal water
supply is contaminated. Turbidity due to complete lack of maintenance at
the water treatment plant - pumps and filters are shot. No idea when it
will be fixed. Sugar's drinking bottled water. I'm drinking wine. How

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: 6/28/2004 8:26:23 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] hum

> Oh Gees.... thanks guys... you made me feel so safe here :)
> Actually I had heard (but not sure it is true!) that the worst fault
> line in this country is situated in southern Illinois area. Even worse
> than the popular Calif one. 
> Problem is -- where it hit -- is not far from three nuclear power
> plants. Now that is scary!
> Donna
> > 
> > james singer wrote:
> > > Yeah. Ohio River valley is a soft spot. It has had at least one
> major
> > > quake in the last 200 years. Not meaning to spook anyone, but this
> baby
> > > shake could be a prelude to something more substantial.
> > >
> > Two or three, 1811-13; they were called the New Madrid quakes due to
> their
> > location in New Madrid, MO. Reported that the ground in the vicinity
> had
> > _waves_ in it 6 feet peak to trough. I'd have liked to been in an open
> > field
> > securely seated when those went by... If one or two such were to hit
> > again,
> > say farewell to Memphis and St. Louis. Estimated magnitude in the 7.5+
> > range.
> > -jrf
> > --
> > Jim Fisher
> > Vienna, Virginia USA
> > 38.9 N 77.2 W
> > USDA Zone 7
> > Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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