Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001904 

Received: 10/11/2013 2:18:00 PM
Commenter: Tom Howell

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:Friday, October 11, 2013 2:18 PM Subject:Longview Port
Having worked in the coal mines in Wyoming and Montana, it pains me that people can be so ignorant. My employer had us tested by Jewish Hospital of Denver for any adverse effects from working in the coal mines, I have none. You are more likely to be exposed to lead, mercury, and arsenic working in your flower garden than from a train load of coal. The one suggestion I have is to trim the loads better. When as much as 24 inches of coal is showing above the top rails of the cars, IT IS A VISUAL THING, the ANTI'S see it and it is bad, horrible, and life threatening. We know that is not so but it is fodder for their propaganda. I support the project and we need to educate the ignorant. Sincerely, Tom Howell Tom Howell