"Hog Waste Fears Raised Again as Dorian Approaches North Carolina"

"Environmental groups are watching dozens of lagoons of swine waste stored directly in Hurricane Dorian’s path in North Carolina with growing trepidation, fearful that a breach will release millions of gallons of manure.

North Carolina is the nation’s second-largest pork-producing state, home to about 9 million pigs, with many farms located in the state’s low-lying eastern coastal plain.

Last year, Hurricane Florence caused dozens of swine manure lagoons to overflow or breach, sending thousands of cubic feet of waste swirling into flood waters, according to the Environmental Working Group, an environmental organization."

Ari Natter reports for Bloomberg September 5, 2019.


"Hurricane Dorian Batters North Carolina and Southeast Virginia; Will Brush Southeast New England Before Hammering Canada" (Weather Channel)

"Hurricane Dorian Skirts U.S. Carolinas' Coast With High Winds And Rain" (Reuters)

"Carolinas Hit by Winds, Floods and Tornadoes" (New York Times)

Source: Bloomberg, 09/06/2019