Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0002117 

Received: 6/7/2016 5:12:20 PM
Commenter: Dawna Childers

Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
The Millennium Bulk Terminals will bring jobs and stability to Cowlitz County. Export projects can easily contribute to the economic recovery of this nation and this project is ready to make that happen. Coal is not toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Coal is not toxic in water â€" 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! We need to move this project along. Thank you for your consideration.