What do Lake Lenore and Chemistry Class have in Common???

Nick Riggs

I've been known to fish from time to time...
#3
Note the super patriotic music that plays while they dump toxic chemicals into the lake. Ah, simpler times...
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#5
Why worry about the small things. Walking across the street is also detrimental to your health. Some idiot could run you down.

Jim
 
#9
NOW...I AINT NO CHEMIST....BUT WOULDNT THAT CAUSE A HELL OF A LOT OF PROBLEMS TO THE WATER???? I WOULD NOT WANT TO FLOAT TUBE THAT ANYTIME SOON.
 

alpinetrout

Banned or Parked
#10
NOW...I AINT NO CHEMIST....BUT WOULDNT THAT CAUSE A HELL OF A LOT OF PROBLEMS TO THE WATER???? I WOULD NOT WANT TO FLOAT TUBE THAT ANYTIME SOON.
The reaction of sodium and water produces sodium hydroxide (lye) and hydrogen gas (thus the flames). Considering the volume of water in the lake and the fact that this happened 60 years ago, I don't think you need to be too worried.
 
#12
hydrogen in the air will steal the hydroxide from sodium creating water and the sodium can go off to form a salt. thats why hydroxide pellets turn really wet when just left out a few minutes. over 60 years im sure the hydroxide levels have evened out to what they normally are.
 

Paul Huffman

Driven by irrational exuberance.
#13
It's great to have a chemical engineer like SS to clear this up for us.

Wasn't there another SS a couple years ago? (quick search) Oh, yeah, Sharp Steelie!