The first customer for the Gateway Pacific Terminal says it will treat all coal it exports through the GatewayPacific Terminal with a sealant to eliminate any potential concerns about dust in the state or in Whatcom County from its coal shipments. Peabody Energy also says that coal dust from trains in Whatcom County and the state is a “non issue.”

In a recent letter to Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws, Peabody Energy Executive Steve Miller said:

“Even though we believe there is no issue with dust, Peabody intends to treat all coal that we export through Cherry Point with sealant, which is consistent with the railroad’s requirements. We also use best practices to load trains that include proper coal sizing and load profiling. These practices will create a belt and suspenders approach to eliminate any remaining concerns about dust in the state or in Whatcom County from our shipments.”

Read the entire letter here.

 

Comments are closed.