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Pig poop lagoon

Pig poop lagoon

Update: 2020-09-16
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North Carolina is home to around 9 million pigs. Many of those pigs live in big factory farms, and all of those pigs produce a lot of waste. On these factory farms, that waste is collected in big outdoor lagoons, and then sprayed out across fields as fertilizer. People living in communities nearby complain their daily lives are disrupted by the stench, and they fear that it’s affecting their health.


On this episode, three North Carolinians team up with a lawyer to try and fight back against these lagoon and sprayfield systems.  


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Featuring:

Marianne Engleman Lado, Environmental Justice Clinic, Vermont Law School


Hosts:

Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox 


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