Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001784 

Received: 11/2/2013 9:46:00 AM
Commenter: John Henderson

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:Saturday, November 02, 2013 9:46 AM Subject:Millennium
It's with great enthusiasm that I write today urging timely study of the environmental study that will get Millennium Bulk Terminals port off the ground and under construction. We need the jobs this terminal will provide. Coal is not toxic in water - coal is not soluble and chemical bonds are only released through burning. The DOE approved water treatment facility at the old Reynolds aluminum site (now MBTL) has large water filters that contain anthracite coal to clean the water. Please note the final water polishing step before being discharged to the river is coal and has been for decades. If the purpose of the Environmental Impact Study is to look at environmental impacts above and beyond what exist at the site today, then no study or change is needed in regards to coal and the water discharge permit. Millennium Bulk Terminals has done a great deal to assure that environmental protections are put in place for its proposed import/export terminal. I see Millennium as being an asset to the surrounding communities and the economic outlook of our nation as a whole. Please see that this project is allowed to proceed. Sincerely, John Hendersob