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Factory Farms Pollute the Environment and Poison Drinking Water

Hurricane Florence, which battered the U.S. East Coast last September, left a trail of ruin and destruction estimated to cost between $17 billion and $22 billion. Some of the damage was all too visible—smashed homes and livelihoods. But other damage was less so, like the long-term environmental impacts in North Carolina from hog waste that spilled out over large open-air lagoons saturated in the rains.  Hog waste can contain potentially dangerous pathogens, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.  Read more...

 

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