Proposal: Expand existing coal export facility
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Reference #: AI 10249
Coal Type / Source: Powder River Basin (PRB), Illinois Basin (IL) and petroleum coke (petcoke) (a coal-like substance left over from oil refining)
2012 Exports: 8.5 million tons
Current Capacity: 12 million tons per year
Committed Capacity: 22 million tons per year
Transport Method: No rail access
900 acres of developable land available for expansion
Regular operations foul the river.
2nd September 2012, one week after Isaac’s landfall. Red soil stains the area.
photos by Gulf Restoration Network, courtesy of Southwings.org
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