Hog manure is spilling out of lagoons because of Hurricane Florence’s floods

What hurricanes reveal about our neglected, dangerous toxic waste sites.

As the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence’s punishing rain continue to rise, an environmental health disaster is unfolding around North Carolina’s increasingly stressed hazardous waste sites, from hog manure lagoons to coal ash dumps. The flooding also forced a power plant to shut down as it breached a dam containing cooling water.

The hurricane, which downgraded to a tropical depression as it made landfall last...

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