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North Carolina Riverkeepers Respond to Swine Waste Management General Permit

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality released the state’s Swine Waste Management General Permit today, which governs disposal of the nearly 9.5 billion gallons of hog waste generated each year at the state’s industrial swine operations. Waterkeeper Alliance, Lumber Riverkeeper, Cape Fear Riverkeeper, and Lower Neuse Riverkeeper released the following statements: “The additional transparency and ...

Tell the Cooper Administration: Hold Industrial Hog Polluters Accountable

For decades, North Carolina has allowed industrial hog polluters to dump massive amounts of raw hog sewage in open pits, then regularly spray it onto nearby cropland. North Carolina’s hogs generate about 9.5 BILLION gallons of raw sewage every year — and there has been almost no transparency as to how this waste is handled. ...

How N.C. Can Handle Swine Waste Better

North Carolina is in the process of revising the permit that governs how 9.5 billion gallons of swine waste are handled at more than 2,000 industrial swine operations around the state. Waterkeeper Alliance and the Southern Environmental Law Center yesterday filed extensive comments with the state about how that waste management could be improved. There’s ...