Subscribe
Subscribe
MY AMERICAN SCIENTIST
LOG IN! REGISTER!
SEARCH
 
Logo IMG
HOME > My Amsci > Restricted Access

Impacts of Industrial Animal Production on Rivers and Estuaries



Restricted Access The content you've requested is available without charge only to active Sigma Xi members and American Scientist subscribers.


If you are an active member or an individual subscriber, please log in now in order to access this article.

If you are not a member or individual subscriber, you can:



Abstract:

The fouling of North Carolina's coastal waters by animal waste in the wake of Hurricane Floyd is the latest, and perhaps the most dramatic, chapter in a controversy over the environmental impact of factory-style swine and poultry operations, which have been expanding in coastal watersheds during the 1990s. Michael Mallin has been monitoring the often severe impacts of waste spills and everyday operations on marine life in the Cape Fear estuarine system since 1995. His data now cover three hurricane events (including Floyd) and suggest that the animal operations allowed under current state and federal regulations in the eastern and midwestern U.S. pose serious risks for water quality, safety and marine ecology.


Subscribe to American Scientist