Coal export terminal studied at Hoquiam

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ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- A railroad is looking at a Port of Grays Harbor terminal in Hoquiam for a terminal to ship coal to China.

RailAmerica Vice Predident Gary Lewis told The Daily World of Aberdeen the idea will require a lot of study and the project is two or three years away.

RailAmerica owns the Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad that serves Grays Harbor. The coal export terminal, located on a former log yard, could bring another 75 ship calls a year to Grays Harbor.

Terminals also are being considered at Longview and Bellingham to export coal from Montana and Wyoming. The terminals are opposed by environmentalists concerned about coal shipments and dust as well as contributing to air pollution in China.

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Information from: The Daily World, http://www.thedailyworld.com