Hurricane floods bring ecological nightmares

This problem has gotten bigger with every hurricane. The southeast becomes a land drenched in its own ag/industrial waste.

Mapping the animal waste lagoons and nuclear sites threatened by Florence


A host of environmental hazards sit right in the path of Hurricane Florence, ranging from open-pit animal waste lagoons to Superfund sites. If the torrential flooding washes out such facilities, dangerous chemicals and fecal contamination could be spread for miles.