Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000034
Received: 9/17/2013 9:06:41 PM
Commenter: Lunell Haught
Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
I and my neighbors' property borders the railroad lines through Spokane that would carry the coal and my concerns are:
1. noise - you simply cannot hear when the trains go by, and we are accustomed to this, but the increasing frequency, particularly at night, wakes us. No, we don't have an air conditioner, the benefit of the inland northwest is cold nights, so we keep our windows open, but even closed you can hear the trains and can't talk over the noise.
2. timing - if the trains run at night they wake people (noise bouncing off basalt cliffs, which is the geology of Spokane) is without a solution. To run during the day means they interfere with traffic and block important intersections (one would block a student housing complex from the Cheney Fire Department).
3. dust - enough said - we get enough from the fields and don't need more.
4. electromagnetic interference - we don't have cable tv and when the trains go by only static is available on the tv or radio. It can't be good for people and animals.
Thank you for your consideration.