WASTE DISPOSAL FIELD
Hog farming is a large industry and BBQ is an important part of North Carolina’s heritage, but contemporary farming practices are hazardous to local residents and devastating to the environment. Hog waste is stored in lagoons in CFAOs - then sprayed into the air in open fields which are often immediately adjacent to Black and Latinx lower income neighborhoods. Land surrounding these farms is more affordable and this is where people w less resources who arealready marginalized are forced to become sick due to the hog farming’s prioritization of profit over people’s health.
C.A.F.O.S – CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS
Bringing attention to environmental racism and injustice facing marginalized and under-served communities in Eastern North Carolina, WASTE DISPOSAL FIELD maps locations of CAFOs against EPA enviornmental health analysis, community health outcomes, census data, and water quality of the adjacent communities and watersheds.
This mapping and spatial analysis project is partnered with field recordings of waste disposal fields and interviews w local community members who have been directly impacted by animal agriculture practices.