Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001942
Received: 6/6/2016 1:57:49 PM
Commenter: Jeffery Childers
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Please accept my comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview DEIS. I approve of this project and would like to see its quick implementation.
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!
It is important that the public have the ability to comment on projects of this nature as the affects will last for years to come. Thank you for the opportunity to comment and please see that this project is worthy and should be allowed progress forward and develop.