22 Jun '16, 2pm

Interactive Map Shows How 6,500 Factory Farms Put North Carolinians at Risk

“We have 1,000 poultry houses in the Catawba River basin in North Carolina,” Perkins said. “With the public record exemption afforded by state regulations, the industry has exploded throughout this beautiful region and these maps finally show just how extensive that growth is. Many of these operations cannot even take the simple measure of covering their waste piles with a simple tarp to prevent runoff. Downstream of many of these sites, the Catawba River is dammed into lakes, which serve as major regional drinking water reservoirs and provide tens of billions of dollars of property tax base critical to local economies. The toxin microcystin produced by harmful algal blooms —like those seen in eastern North Carolina and in Toledo, Ohio—fueled by nutrient runoff from these sites, would be disastrous for the Charlotte region.”

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2016/06/22/north-carolina-cafos/

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  1. 23 Jun '16, 7am

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