Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002150 

Received: 11/17/2013 2:59:16 AM
Commenter: Norm Hale
State: Washington

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
The proposed terminal will involve transport of coal into the site as well as storage and transfer on site. Coal will most likely be washed into the ground as well as into the river and a result of the rain. There will be toxins such as arsenic and sulfuric compounds as well as heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium. Please study the effects of coal toxins and heavy metals on the aquatic resources in and around the terminal as well as downstream into the Columbia River estuary.