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Harmful pig poop lagoons in North Carolina mapped from space

North Carolina is in hog heaven. Well, in a manner of speaking: It’s one of the largest producers of swine in the U.S., with pigs nearly outnumbering the state’s human population. 

All of this pork production results in millions of tons of pig manure that needs to be collected, stored and treated in massive outdoor waste lagoons (opens in new tab).

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