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A million tons of feces and an unbearable stench: life near industrial pig farms

20.09.2017
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North Carolina's hog industry has been the subject of litigation, investigation, legislation and regulation. But are its health and environmental risks finally getting too much?Rene Miller pokes a lavender-frocked leg out of her front door and grimaces. It's a bright April afternoon, and the 66-year-old Miller, with a stoic expression and a dark crop of curls, braces herself for the walk ahead.Her destination isn't far away - just a half-mile down a narrow country road, flanked by sprawling green meadows, modest homes and agricultural operations - but the journey takes a toll. Because as she ambles down the two-lane street, stepping over pebbles and sprouts of grass, the stench takes hold, an odor so noxious that it makes your eyes burn and your nose run. Miller likens it to "death" or "decomposition" to being surrounded by spoiled meat. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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