North Carolina’s Waterkeeper Alliance Releases Aerial Photos Of Post-Florence Patrols


Waterkeeper Alliance conducted its first overflights of some of the industrial sites and agricultural operations affected by Hurricane Florence on Monday afternoon. The flight was focused on environmentally vulnerable areas. They have scheduled further flights to investigate, as conditions permit, other possible environmental hazards left in Florence’s wake.

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“We’ve been working to address environmental hazards caused by industrial waste mismanagement in North Carolina for over two decades,” said Will Hendrick, Waterkeeper Alliance staff attorney and manager of the Pure Farms, Pure Waters campaign. “As defenders of the state’s rivers, lakes and streams, we’re committed to documenting conditions and alerting the public to threats to public health and environmental quality stemming from Hurricane Florence.”