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A Closer Look (Waste Wars: North Carolina's Hog Industry) #184019

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 04, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The impact of Hurricane Floyd on the hog farms in North Carolina recalled; statistics on the hog industry and its waste cited.

(Saratoga, North Carolina: Erin Hayes) The controversy over the hog industry's handling of the waste and its overflow examined; scenes shown of hog waste lagoons. [North Carolina division of water quality Dean HUNKLE - says lagoon pressure needs release.] [North Carolina Department of Environment Bill HOLMAN, Responsible Swine Industry Alliance Don WEBB - comment on the hog waste problem.] The industry's seeking of an exemption from federal clean water laws and for a billion dollar bailout from Congress detailed. [North Carolina Pork Council Beth Anne MUMFORD - hopes for grants for hog producers.] [Southern Environmental Law Center Derb CARTER - says the industry lobbied for lax regulations.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The refusal of the North Carolina Congressional delegation to declare how much money the hog growers might get noted.

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter

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