Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001449 

Received: 5/29/2016 11:53:27 AM
Commenter: Holly Blomberg
Organization: 
State: Washington

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Coal trains would expose communities & the general environment, including the Columbia River, to coal dust. Coal dust contains lead, mercury, nickel, tin, arsenic and other heavy metals. It has been linked to decreased lung capacity, increased childhood bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, emphysema and heart disease. Climate change mediation requires that the world turn away from coal & other fossil fuels. INCREASED mining & transport is the opposite of what should be done.