A view of the new construction on the quarry at Atwater recently. Somehow I don’t think just the fact limestone was quarried there makes that water that particular Caribbean blue in Chester County?
Also do not think this is what Enya meant either….
Sure makes you wonder….
In a similarly colored water area in England, the Daily Mail referred to that “disused quarry” (also limestone) as “The Poison Blue Lagoon”
They call it the Blue Lagoon, and people come from far and wide to cool off in its clear waters.
Yet the flooded former quarry is so polluted that its contents are almost as toxic as bleach.
Signs close to the shoreline warn that not only is the water known to contain abandoned cars, dead animals and human waste, but it has a pH level of 11.3 – compared with 12.6 for bleach and 11.5 for ammonia.
They state how the water is toxic enough to cause ‘skin and eye irritations, stomach problems and fungal infections’.
Ick ick ick….I wonder….Is it a similar situation at Atwater? It is undoubtedly given the dirty toxic past of that area and surrounding area like Bishop Tube not just limestone sludge in that water and shouldn’t that be considered especially given the volume of development and density going in over there? After all, it’s not like there is substantial fencing separating the old quarry from new Tyvec wrapped plastic villages and what not over there are there? And wasn’t there a junk yard near by too?
Experts say quarries can be more dangerous than other bodies of water. For all sorts of reasons.
It looks but is not quite Caribbean Blue. Just food for thought. Who actually owns the quarry in East Whiteland you can see from Atwater, etc?