The Transylvania Times -

Toxic Floods Could Have Been Avoided


September 27, 2018

The arrival of Hurricane Florence has been much in the news, but while the recovery efforts are underway, for many people the worst is yet to come. The extensive flooding of rivers in southeastern North Carolina has wreaked massive environmental damage to the water, soil and even the construction materials of people’s homes that will endanger their lives for years to come. Located in flood plains and near rivers, lagoons of hog waste and coal ash ponds have been breached, spewing millions of gallons of toxic substances and bacteria-laden materials into the flood waters which people will b...

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