Interactive Map to Provide North Carolina Hog Lagoon Sites

June 23, 2016 02:18 PM

Environmental groups have joined to produce an interactive map revealing the locations of more than 6,500 animal feeding operations across North Carolina.

The interactive map points out swine and cattle operations, as well as more than 3,900 poultry operations, which the groups say had been shielded from residents.

The maps were constructed over more than three years by researchers from Environmental Working Group, Waterkeeper Alliance and North Carolina Riverkeeper organizations. Included are manure lagoons from swine operations, detailing how close they are to streams, rivers and other public water sources.

According to the researchers, more than 10 billion pounds of wet animal waste and 2 million tons of dry animal waste is generated annually in North Carolina from feeding operations, leaving many rural residents susceptible to air and water contamination.

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