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Coos Bay Council Reviews LNG Emergency Response

Coos Bay City Council is asking for input on their signing an agreement with Jordan Cove Energy LNG Project. The agreement concerns Emergency Reponse to LNG Hazards. The agreement needs public review and also independent LNG Hazard Experts, and should also include testimony from seismologists about additional risks of a Cascadian Subduction Zone spawned near shore tsunami occuring while an LNG tanker is in the Port of Coos Bay.
Coos Bay City Council Reviews LNG Emergency Response

Please let the Coos Bay City Council know how you feel about their signing a document with the Jordan Cove Energy LNG Project with regard to LNG Hazards and Emergency Response. Please request of them that this document have independent LNG Hazard Expert review and public scrutiny. I have pasted their contact information below.

THANKS............

ALSO - Currently the World has an on-line Poll about the Port of Coos Bay;
 http://www.theworldlink.com/

(Lower right hand side of webpage) Go VOTE!

Q - "Are you happy with how the Port of Coos Bay commissioners are handling their business"
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Officials outline emergency plans for LNG terminal

Staff Reports

Monday, November 02, 2009 | No comments posted.


Coos Bay officials haven't endorsed the local liquefied natural gas terminal project, but they have been working with the developer on emergency plans if the facility gets built.

The Coos Bay City Council will discuss Tuesday whether to enter into non-binding agreements with Jordan Cove Energy Project.

The city would need additional training, equipment and emergency response personnel if Jordan Cove decides to build, Acting City Manager Rodger Craddock wrote in a staff report. The agreements would ensure the city is compensated by Jordan Cove, but wouldn't be a show of support for the project, he wrote.

"This action does not require nor imply the City's endorsement of the project; it merely aids the City in recouping any costs or impacts should the project become a reality," he wrote.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 500 Central Ave.

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Coos Bay - Interim City Manager - Police Chief Rodger Craddock -
 rcraddock@police.coosbay.org (541) 269-8911

1) Mayor Jeff McKeown:
 jamckeown@hotmail.com
(541) - 269-1150 (W) / (541) - 267-7410 (H)

2) Councilor John Eck:  jon.eck1@verizon.net
(541) 269-0308 (H)

3) Councilor Gene Melton:  Oldfossil137@yahoo.com
(541) - 267-0910

4) Councilor Mark Daly: If a citizen would like to contact Mark, please call the City Manager's Office at;
(541)-269-8912.

5) Councilor Stephanie J. Kramer:  stephkramer@charter.net
(541) 888-6058

6) Councilor Joanie Johnson:  jojohnson@coosbay.org
(541) 267-0905

7) Councilor John Pundt:  jpundt@coosbay.org
(541) 267-0905

Some interesting questions to ask Coos Bay City Council members;

1) Are you aware of the Cascadian Subduction Zone (CSZ)?

2) How would an evacuation occur in a timely manner if the CSZ becomes seismically active?

3) Are you aware of the time it would take from the initial CSZ seismic event until a tsunami struck Coos Bay?

4) What would happen if a tanker carrying (supercooled) LNG happened to be in the region following a CSZ seismic event?

some references;
 http://www.pnsn.org/HAZARDS/CASCADIA/cascadia_event.html

Here is the answer to question #3, would be interesting to find out how many Coos Bay City Council members get the correct answer (30 minutes or LESS!!);

"The Cascadia subduction zone occurs where the relatively thin Juan de Fuca plate moves eastward and under the westward-moving North American Plate. When that collision results in a rupture, massive earthquakes occur. The other active subduction zone capable of producing a major earthquake-tsunami sequence is in Alaska, the site of a giant earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 1964.

Scientists say a rupture along the Cascadia fault would cause the sea floor to bounce 20 feet or more, setting off powerful ocean waves relatively close to shore. The first waves could hit coastal communities in 30 minutes or less -- too rapidly for the current warning systems to save lives."

found @;
 http://www.livescience.com/environment/050103_cascadia_tsunami.html

The risk of the near shore tsunami from a CSZ event is unavoidable, though adding to the dangers by including the random chance of a tanker carrying supercooled and highly explosive LNG being near the Coos Bay harbor certainly doesn't help matters!!

Some NO-LNG activist resources;
 http://www.oregonwaters.org/LNG.htm

 http://www.pacificgreens.org/cat-campaigns/no-lng

 http://www.citizensagainstlng.com/

 http://www.nocaliforniapipeline.com

 http://www.lngpollutes.org