Monday, October 30, 2006

Trow Quarry still not safe - Collins

Former warden speaks out!

This blog has tracked each piece of dirt, sniffed the wind, watched the tides of trouble, and sought each piece of news on the Trow Quarry issue on a number of occasions. Today the former National Trust Warden, Peter Collins, states again that Trow Quarry is not a safe place to visit, and gains another ally in South Tyneside's Lib-Dem Leader Cllr. Joe Abbot.
Collins said:

"I am still very worried that people are still visiting the site. I lost my home and financially I am worse off as a result of being sacked, but I don't regret it at all. I shouldn't really be speaking, but this is a point of principle. I will not be gagged about the chemicals at Trow Quarry.

I had an expert examine the site and he was convinced of the dangers. How can they say all the chemicals are underground when there is clear erosion which is exposing them? They clearly know something is wrong at the site, but have done nothing about it. They say they have put up signs warning people not to play in the soil, but people just don't pay attention to them."

Like Joe Abbot and Peter Collins, I too remain unconvinced of the area's safety, one only has to look at this photograph to appreciate the effects of coastal erosion, this is still an area of open access without any form of serious restriction, despite previous promises of action.

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