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In North Carolina, hog waste pollution a familiar result. Will things ever change?

NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA —The full extent of Hurricane Florence's environmental damage isn't yet known in North Carolina, where waste from factory farms, coal ash, and other pollutants are contaminating floodwaters still on the rise after the largest East Coast deluge north of Florida in history.

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Hog confinement operation in Eastern NC. (Credit: Brian Bienkowski/EHN)
Originals

Peter Dykstra: At the courthouse, the smell of defeat and the stench of victory

For more than 20 years, residents who live near hog mega-farms in eastern North Carolina have battled water pollution, noise and smoke from constant truck traffic, and the godawful stench of urine and feces from compounds of tens of thousands of hogs.

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