Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002150
Received: 11/17/2013 2:59:16 AM
Commenter: Norm Hale
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
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.