We, the undersigned, oppose the placing of any materials, including rock and dirt, into the quarry on McCrory Lane for the following reasons: 1) There is a possible groundwater connection between the quarry and the Harpeth River: therefore, it is possible that any toxic substance dumped into the quarry could cause contamination of the river. 2) Dirt and rock can contain hazardous substances that cannot be seen by the naked eye (e.g., oil, heavy metals, chemicals); therefore, contaminated dirt and rock could easily get into the quarry and could possibly introduce toxic substances into the protected river. 3) Due to the size of the quarry and the number of people who would have access to it, it would be extremely difficult to effectively monitor dumping. Therefore, it would be easy for toxic chemicals to end up in the quarry and, possibly, in the river. 4) To ensure that any dumping is done properly, it would likely need to be controlled by Metro. It does not seem fair that a privately funded venture would unfairly receive a free ride from taxpayers to protect our scenic river from their potential pollution.