Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001025
Received: 5/24/2016 6:14:23 PM
Commenter: Fredrick Bubenheimer
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
This is a great use of an old industrial site. We need more companies willing to clean up and utilize brownfield sites.
Coal is not toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Coal is not toxic in water coal is not soluble and chemical bonds are only released through burning. The DOE approved water treatment facility at the old Reynolds aluminum site (now MBTL) has large water filters that contain anthracite coal to clean the water. The final water polishing step before being discharged to the river is coal and has been for decades. No further study is needed!
This project will create additional revenue for a state that, like many others, can really use the economic boost. Through the entire construction process it will employ a significant amount of people and go a long way toward revitalizing Washington. I feel we should make this coal export terminal a reality. Thank you for considering my comments.