12 Aug '17, 9pm

via @americanrivers

via @americanrivers

Threat: Industrial agriculture waste in floodplains Roughly two out of every five residents of North Carolina get their drinking water from the Neuse and Cape Fear river basins. Now clean water and public health are threatened by the hundreds of millions of gallons of animal wet waste stored in ponds and tons of dry waste piled adjacent to rivers and streams. There is a straightforward, broadly agreed upon solution that can significantly reduce the threat to our water resources and communities— move the existing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) out of the floodplain. The North Carolina General Assembly must include funding to do so in the Hurricane Matthew recovery bill currently under consideration, and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture must support this action. The Rivers For hundreds of ...

Full article: https://www.americanrivers.org/endangered-rivers/neuse-ca...

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