Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001871 

Received: 11/1/2013 11:19:00 AM
Commenter: Ted Justice
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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
From:tjustice@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 11:19 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Project scoping
I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly. 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. The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also keep the scope within reason. Thank you. Sincerely, Ted Justice Ted Justice tjustice@archcoal.com