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Florence's flood waters contain plenty of danger, now coal ash, hog manure and other kinds of industrial wastes could be part of the mix.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Columbia, South Carolina where officials are watching closely to see if Florence's rains will release a wide range of contaminants. Power provider Duke Energy has said that the downpour has already disrupted a landfill that holds waste from coal-burning power plants.
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And with days of flooding on the horizon, more such incidents could be ahead.>> Last year, hurricane Harvey hammered Houston's petro-chemical industry, unleashing carcinogens and other dangerous toxins into neighborhoods. One chemical plant burned for days. Florence poses a different set of risks, sweeping through areas with nuclear waste, hazardous garbage and hundreds of hog farms holding lakes of urine and feces.
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Those hog lagoons built to withstand less severe storms, not the sheets of rain brought by Florence. More than a dozen leaked two years ago during a milder hurricane.>> Duke Energy says the breach at its coal plant doesn't pose a risk to public health. But officials are already calling this a 1,000 year storm, the type of disaster that's sure to put other toxic facilities to the test.