Save Birch Bay

This document on GPT is well done. Of note to tourism and fisheries is the fact that wind-blown coal dust from the uncovered coal stockyard (five half-mile long, six-story high piles) would coat all Birch Bay in corrosive coal dust. The stormwater runoff from these piles would generate millions of gallons of toxic waste water (containing mercury, arsenic and uranium) into the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve, all of which — due to tidal currents — would end up in Birch Bay.

Black beaches, toxic clams and crabs, will be the normal operating consequences of GPT–without a shipping accident.

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