Water quality threats from Rockwool are also very serious. These maps show the Rockwool site location relative to sinkholes and county streams. Locating a huge plant next to a sinkhole hotspot is just plain nuts from the standpoint of pollutants entering our groundwater, it is also asking for problems with the structural integrity of the plant building and associated sewer lines.
The plant’s location is at the headwaters of many county streams. Groundwater contamination is the real story, a spill or leaking sewer line would be a health and safety nightmare as the material can move underground very rapidly, be difficult to track, and almost impossible to clean up.