Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000090 

Received: 9/19/2013 2:01:00 PM
Commenter: Dawn Hanson
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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
Submission Text
From:dawn hanson <hansondawny@gmail.com> Sent:Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:01 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Written comments on EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals

My name is Dawn Hanson and I live in Longview, WA and am writing to express a concern about the proposed coal export terminal. I recently viewed a presentation given by Millennium on their coal export facility. They stated that the trains will be going 25 mph through the intersections in Longview, WA. I live in the Highlands neighborhood and the rail line passes directly past the southern boundary of the neighborhood and the neighborhood sits on the Northwest corner of the 432/433 intersection. There is a very high percentage of children (33%) that live in this neighborhood. Trains passing by the neighborhood at this speed seems very dangerous to me - the speed is dangerous, and the coal dust potential at that speed seems dangerous. This should be considered in the EIS. Thanks, Dawn