Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0001971 

Received: 6/6/2016 2:19:12 PM
Commenter: Dixie  Bailey

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
Please consider my comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project. I am very concerned that this environmental review and permitting has taken twice as long as any other port project. 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! Thank you for letting me submit my opinions and show my support for the project.