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What Happens When a Hurricane Hits a CAFO?

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are among the most notorious polluters on the planet, but when they're located in hurricane-prone areas like North Carolina, it adds another degree of potential for environmental disaster.  North Carolina is home to 222 CAFOs, compared to about 300 in a more land-locked state like Illinois.  Of North Carolina's active CAFOs, at least 45 of them are located in 100-year and 500-year floodplains that were at risk of being flooded by streams and rivers during September 2018's Hurricane Florence.  Read more...

 

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