No Tar Sands in Lockport or Will County
Lockport unanimously agreed to the "concept" of allowing at least six large Tar Sands Crude Oil storage tanks to be erected & to create a railroad freight yard. All this will be near schools, near high density residental areas in the immediate vicinity of a bike trail & a historical downtown area. The company CoGent intends to blend these tar sands, using condensates-a blend of unknown volatile chemicals. The crude oil or tar sands will be sent to barges or local refineries via pipelines. In the case of tar sand, in all likelihood the final product will end up in Texas, where it will be shipped overseas - primarily to China. As far as we can determine, the chances of it being consumed in the United States are slim. Will County has already experienced pipeline leaks from antiquated pipelines and those of us in Will County fear that these leaks will eventually contaminate our drinking waters & further contaminate our air from diesel fuel, from rail & truck traffic & the noise will effect our quality of life. Help Will County from becoming a bigger dumping area for toxic material.