Skip to Content

Old quarry site near Bloomington eyed as tourist destination

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Monroe County officials are buying part of a site near Bloomington dotted with old limestone quarries for a possible tourist destination despite chemical contamination found in the area. The Monroe County Council this past week approve the $370,000 purchase of nearly 30 acres. County leaders have discussed buying about 100 acres of former quarry property with the idea of building trails, exhibits about the limestone industry and an outdoor concert venue. Tests have found low contamination levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in sections of the quarry site. Several locations around Bloomington contaminated with the toxic industrial chemicals have faced multimillion dollar cleanups since the 1980s.

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press

Skip to content