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      North Carolina is one of the biggest hog-farming states in the US, with about 9 million pigs being raised on some 2,300 farms. That equals a lot of manure—about 10 billion pounds of wet animal waste are produced in the state a year, according to the Waterkeeper Alliance. Farms store the pigs’ feces in uncovered, earthen lagoons, some the size of football fields. And now they’re at risk of becoming a public health hazard when Hurricane Florence touches down.The storm is set to sweep through North Carolina on Thursday or Friday, and the manure lagoons are squarely in its path .

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          Gayle Killian
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          Gayle Killian Some years ago I was consulting with a waste remediation firm where the discussions included hog farms in North Carolina. The precautions were arguably capable of handling a low level cat 1, at best. The problem here is the insane amount of water contained in the engine of Florence, and while the winds may be cat 1, the water amount is that of a cat three. The flooding will be devastated and the hog manure pits will be vulnerable to both flooding and wall breech, particularly since many of the pools are of earthen construction. It does not take a massive farm to contaminate the ground water for years, and the smaller farms have far inferior infrastructure.

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              BridgeTourJade
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              Ugh, it's horrifying and disgusting to think about. I know the waste has to be dealt with, but if you live in an area where this is a possibility, greater steps need to be taken to protect the environment.

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