Since 2011, Millennium has removed more than 200,000 tons of industrial material from its Longview, WA site – recycling more than two-thirds of it. We have conducted this removal without incident by prioritizing the safety of our employees and the environment. We will remain committed to these principles throughout this site’s redevelopment.
The Washington Department of Ecology is required by law to find a long-term solution that balances the costs of various cleanup options with desired environmental outcomes. The agency is recommending an option known as “Alternative 4” which would clean the site as well as similar aluminum smelter sites on the Columbia River. Ecology is now turning to the public for comments on its recommendation.
Millennium is grateful for the strong support it receives from people like you. If you want to see the old Reynolds site cleaned up and available for future economic activity, please voice your support of Alternative 4. We are proud of the work we have done so far, and we look forward to continuing our role in the cleanup process.
Last month, Millennium recently participated in the Lower Columbia Transportation Association (LTCA) Golf Hi-Jinx. LTCA was founded in 1937 and meets regularly to expand and grow all modes of transportation. This year, local businesses joined together to support the Dino Doozer Foundation, a charity that supports youth battling neurofibromatosis and cancer. At Millennium, we take pride in our engagement… more
Kristin Gaines, Vice President of Environmental Planning and Services, outlines Millennium’s main priorities and plans to protect the environment at the terminal. “As we look at the development of the coal export terminal, things that are at the forefront are health, safety, and the environment… We have taken time as the Millennium management team to tour a… more
LONGVIEW, Wash. – June 12, 2014 – Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, LLC today announced that William H. Chapman, formerly a senior environmental law partner at K&L Gates, joined the company on June 8 as chief executive officer. Millennium operates an existing import facility and has plans to build a world-class export facility on the Columbia River.
Chapman has served as senior outside counsel for Millennium for the past three years, helping lead the company’s efforts to clean up, permit and build the export facility on the site of the former Reynolds Metals plant. Once under way, the project will create thousands of construction jobs as well as hundreds of permanent, family-wage jobs in Cowlitz County, which currently has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.
“As the most trade-dependent state in the U.S., Washington has a rich tradition of embracing international trade and the resulting important local jobs. Under Bill’s leadership, Millennium will continue to advance Washington’s trade leadership while creating hundreds of local, family-wage jobs and millions of dollars in economic benefit for the state and region. Bill is the right leader to bring people together to make it happen,” said Everett King, board member of Millennium Bulk Terminals.
Chapman will succeed Ken Miller, who has served as Millennium’s CEO since August 2011 and who has announced plans to retire in August.
This week, the governor of Wyoming traveled to Longview to visit with local officials and tour Millennium’s facilities. Governor Matt Mead spent three hours on a fact-finding mission viewing clean up, hearing plans for the coal export terminal and even touring a vessel docked at the site to unload alumina ore. During the visit, the… more