Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003046 

Received: 11/13/2013 2:01:00 PM
Commenter: Herschel Kent
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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
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Submission Text
From:herschelkent@verizon.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:02 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS - Millennium

The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the environmental study for the Millennium Bulk Terminals.

Coal should not be considered toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Please note the soil samples reported by Oregon DEQ during the Boardman coal terminal hearings, all contain naturally occurring amounts of mercury, arsenic, selenium, etc. higher than what is found in western U.S. coal. There the study showed that exiting natural dirt was more toxic than western coal.

Congratulations on starting the first stage to developing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. I'm certain the scope will clearly outline a project deserving support. Thank you for accepting public comment in this matter. I hope this project can commence in short order.

Sincerely, Herschel Kent herschelkent@verizon.net