Pig poop and coal ash a real concern in North Carolina floods

Pig poop and coal ash a real concern in North Carolina floods

Even after a hurricane’s immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence — and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwater can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state’s key industries: hog farming and coal power generation.

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