Letters to the Editor

Coal facility in Surrey would compound a larger problem

Please include me in the strong protest against creating a coal terminal at the Fraser Surrey Docks. Although the coal terminal would bring jobs and money to the area, locating such a facility within a populous community is a bad idea from environmental, social and health perspectives.

New Westminster’s air quality is compromised enough as is, with emissions from trains, truck and car traffic, the Annacis Island sewage treatment plant, the cement plant, and the waste burning plant at Big Bend.

Coal dust and its toxins won’t affect just a 500-meter radius from the terminal; with our winds and rivers, the impact will be felt over a much, much greater area.

L. Campbell

New Westminster

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