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  • Sumas Mayor Bob Bromley
  • Nooksack Mayor Jim Ackerman
  • Everson Mayor John Perry
  • Ferndale Mayor Gary Jensen
  • The City of Ferndale
  • Bellingham Technical College President, Patricia McKeown
  • State Senator Doug Ericksen
  • State Representative Vincent Buys
  • State Representative Jason Overstreet
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Washington State Legislative Board
  • Northwest Jobs Alliance
  • Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Northwest Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore Warehouse Union, Puget Sound District Council
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO
  • Puget Sound Pilots Association
  • Bellingham-Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Whatcom County Republicans
  • Washington Realtors
  • Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports
  • Citizens for a Working Whatcom County
  • 58 members of Congress
  • Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Project Overview

The Gateway Pacific Terminal is a planned multi-commodity export facility that will create 1,250 permanent family wage jobs* at full operations and generate nearly $140 million of economic activity annually in Northwest Washington. The terminal will achieve high environmental standards and will advance the balance of trade using American products to create American jobs. Learn More!

*includes direct, indirect and induced jobs

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The primary focus on air emissions from a multi-commodity bulk cargo-handling facility is dust, not chemical pollutants. The terminal will be required to control emissions, as the project’s shoreline permit from Whatcom County provides that “No odors, dust, dirt, or smoke shall be emitted that are detectable at or beyond the property line, in such a concentration or of such duration to cause a public nuisance”.  Also in accordance with our permit, we will deploy the best pollution and abatement technology when that technology is reasonably available.

First Cherry Point Customer Commits to Sealant on Coal Trains

Sealant on Coal Trains Video

Peabody Energy is the first export customer for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. Peabody intends to treat all coal that it exports through Cherry Point with sealant, which is consistent with the railroad’s requirements. Peabody already has this technology in place, and uses it safely and effectively. The process is simple; each car is loaded using a low-profile shaping technique, and then sprayed with a sealant, a water-based product that has the same key ingredients found in white school glue. The sealant forms a crust over the coal, essentially creating a veneer cover. The practices will create a “belt and suspenders” approach, to eliminate potential concerns about dust in the state or in Whatcom County from Peabody’s coal shipments. Watch the video to see how it works!

 

Water-soluble bulk cargo stored on the site will be covered, and sprinkling systems will be installed, to minimize dust from reserves of non-water soluble materials. When loading cargo, materials will be conveyed through covered chutes on land, and in enclosed chutes over water, and landward 200′ of the shoreline. We will position the end of our loading chutes inside the ship’s hold to minimize dust.

 

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