Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000112 

Received: 9/14/2013 5:38:00 PM
Commenter: Mary Lou Johnson
Organization: 
State: Washington

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:johnson-ml@comcast.net Sent:Saturday, September 14, 2013 5:41 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminal - Comments re: Derailment

I am a citizen of Spokane, Washington. I support a cumulative, programmatic EIS for the Millennium Bulk Terminal project.

I wish you to study the effect of a derailment in downtown Spokane as well as along the train corridor through Spokane County. On August 22, 2012 a CSX coal train derailed in Ellicott City, Maryland's historic center killing two young women. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-08- 22/news/bs-md-ho-train-derailment-0822-20120821_1_train-cars-train-derailment-air- brake-line .

Such an accident in Spokane must be anticipated and avoided should the plan go forward, by re-routing the trains around the city center.

Mary Lou Johnson 3319 W. 23rd Ave. Spokane, WA 99224 Cell - 509-991-5512