|Project Details||7.5 million hogs create 15.5 millions tons of waste per year.|
There have been many disastrous events such as flooding and hurricanes which have resulted in even more waste and negative impacts to nearby residents and the environment. In 1995, collective opposition expanded even more after the rupturing of several hog waste lagoons, which spilled over 40 million gallons of swine feces and urine into streams and rivers in eastern North Carolina’s Coastal Plain. The spill created nutrient loads that are attributed to the estimated death of 10 to 15 million fish and cost the state thousands of dollars in cleanup (http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/90920/Jen_Horton_final2.pdf?sequence=1).
|Project Area (in hectares)||129|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Smithfield Foods, Inc from United States of America - recently bought by Shuanghui, a Chinese company|
|Relevant government actors||North Carolina State Legislature, state Attorney General|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Alliance for Responsible Swine Industry, Halifax Environmental Loss Prevention, Neuse River Foundation, Institute for Southern Studies, Concerned Citizens of Tillery (CCT)|