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A waste lagoon sits next to hog houses at the Stantonsburg Farm in Greene County, N.C. More than 500 North Carolinians who live near lakes of toxic pig manure have filed nuisance lawsuits against the Chinese company that owns Smithfield Foods.

Credit: Zach Frailey/AP photo/Kinston Free Press

Toxic manure lagoons stir battle over Chinese-owned pigs in the US