Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001562
Received: 11/4/2013 1:36:51 PM
Commenter: Cynthia Franklin
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
Diesel exhaust has been classified by the World Health Organization as a human carcinogen (see below). For this reason, the health impacts from the emissions of diesel exhaust from the transportation BOTH BY TRAIN AND TANKER must be included in the EIS. Specifically, the EIS must clarify the risks of increased lung cancer rates and respiratory problems from the total diesel emissions of transportation of the coal to be exported from this terminal - ESPECIALLY AS THEY RELATE TO CHILDREN.
WHO Press release 12/06/2012 -
IARC: DIESEL ENGINE EXHAUST CARCINOGENIC
After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer.