The U.S. Department of Defense produces more hazardous waste than the five biggest U.S.-based chemical companies combined and is the biggest contributor to global pollution in the world.
Pig waste contains E. coli and bacteria. Sewage overflows, combined with floodwaters is the makings of an ecological disaster. Humans coming in contact with the contaminated water could face life-threatening infections.
As the flooding from Hurricane Florence dissipates, North Carolina residents could face significant public-health and environmental crisis after at least 17 animal waste pits, coal ash facilities, and human sewage plants across the state released millions of gallons of toxic liquid into nearby communities. On an aerial tour Monday of pig