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Anyone live in North Carolina? You probably - do not want to read this

Posted: Sep 12th, 2018 - 5:38 pm

About how deregulation has wreaked havoc in the state and with the advent of Hurricane Florence they might find a whole new environmental nightmare taking place.

"...Comes now Florence into the Carolinas, a Category 3 at least, and into the newly insane state of North Carolina in particular, and the major environmental concern on the ground and away from the coast is pig [poop]. Gallons and gallons of it. Lagoons of the stuff—10 billion pounds a year, if the Waterkeeper Alliance folks are right about their estimate. And, as Quartz reminds us, we have smelled this movie before..."
"...Meanwhile, as NPR tells us, farmers are scrambling to pump out the waste ahead of the storm. It is said that the lagoons can take up to 36 inches of rain before the flooding becomes acute; most forecasts predict Florence to drop at least that much on North Carolina, especially if the storm stalls, as it might. But that's not the worst case scenario. This is the worst case scenario.
Water starts overflowing and erodes the lagoon wall, causing a wall to collapse, spreading animal waste across the landscape and into rivers. Rising rivers could also inundate some low-lying lagoons and hog houses. About 60 of them lie within what the state of North Carolina considers the 100-year-flood plain. Animals in those houses may need to be evacuated for the flood waters rise."
Between the hog manure lagoons and the coal ash reservoirs, all in the path of the hurricane, I think if you are forced to evacuate you may want to wait a while before coming back...and maybe next time vote some politicians in who actually care about the environment and believe in climate change.

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