Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000335 

Received: 9/20/2013 12:30:00 PM
Commenter: Dana Minium

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 Sent:Friday, September 20, 2013 12:30 PM Subject:Longview Port

The trade industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak economy. YET, for a handful of jobs, approx 130, the trade of human and environmental health does not begin to justify such primitive means of energy. Are we not moving away from burning coal and isn't Washington posed to move towards clean energy? Why would we turn a blind eye to the damage this project will cause through global pollution and to the children from Asia who will breath such carcinogens, to our own children of Longview who will endure the invisible dust particulates?

As a citizen of Longview, I fully expect you to do a comprehensive study on Millenniums proposed project to include all phases from extraction, loading, rail travel, ship travel, storage, and burning. I also expect a study of the human and environmental health hazards from the effects of washing the coal with water at all phases to keep the coat dust down as this will run off into our ground, water and evaporate into our air.

Also I ask for a study of the rain water that will continually wash over the mountains of coal planned to be stored along the banks of our great Columbia River.

I ask for a full study of the diesel emissions effect on health and environment from such a huge scale project.

I am adamantly against allowing this coal project to come to Longview and the Northwest in general. We certainly can do better.

I demand Alcoa clean up this site so that Cowlitz County citizens can truly receive the benefits of a clean, shovel-ready site to attract businesses that will bring the hundreds and maybe thousands of jobs to such a prime river property.

The future of our children depend on your thorough and comprehensive investigation of this proposal.

Sincerely, Dana Minium