Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001647
Received: 10/26/2013 5:45:00 PM
Commenter: Nancy Crumpacker
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
From:Nancy Crumpacker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Saturday, October 26, 2013 5:45 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Petition to Decision Makers Regarding Longview Coal Export Proposal
Oct 26, 2013
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission
Dear and Cowlitz County Commission,
It is a fact: coal is the most dangerous and toxic fossil fuel. I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, Washington.
Coal dust blows off the trains and it contains of mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium. Mercury and lead cause altered mental acuity. Arsenic and cadmium are carcinogens. The trains carrying the coal use diesel fuel and diesel exhaust causes asthma, heart disease and is linked to cancer.
I urge you to consider these impacts within the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement, and to include a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment with a public scoping process.
Dr. Nancy Crumpacker 2351 NW Westover Rd Unit 701 Portland, OR 97210-3783