North Carolina's Floods Threaten to Unleash Lagoons of Pig Poop

North Carolina's Floods Threaten to Unleash Lagoons of Pig PoopWhere there is pig, there is poop. In North Carolina, the country’s second biggest pork-producing state, feces from industrial pig farms lie in open-pit lagoons. On a normal day, the lagoons stink and emit toxic fumes. On days like today, as floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew continue to rise, the lagoons pose an even bigger danger: If the flood breaches the lagoons, all the feces would come gushing out.

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