Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001066 

Received: 10/10/2013 9:38:00 AM
Commenter: John E. Green
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 Sent:Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:38 AM Subject:Comments
John Green Longview, Washington 360-575-9238 According to geologists, the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a major earthquake. According to maps at the Department of Ecology and Department of Natural Resources, the soils at the site of the proposed Millennium Coal Export Terminal is moderate to high in susceptibility to liquefaction resulting from earthquake. What is going to happen to the 500,000 to 750,000 tons of coal on the banks of the Columbia River when an earthquake hits Southwest Washington? Please consider Longview’s unstable soil conditions in a study of the potential impacts at the terminal site from an inevitable earthquake and include this in the Environmental Impact Statement. Will this coal wind up in the river or possibly infiltrate Longview’s nearby water supply?