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for Business North Carolina Vol. 11 Issue 4, April 1991
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Smithfield Foods of Virginia hopes to build a hog plant in Bladen County along the Cape Fear River. Though the proposed plant would bring money and jobs to the economically depressed area, many are worried about the environmental impacts the plant would have on the already polluted Cape Fear River.
Though the condition of the Neuse River has improved over the years after textile mills and other factories stopped dumping waste into it, environmentalists agree it has a long way to go before the river quality is back to what it should be.
After environmentalists fought the construction of a dam on the New River, it was added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System in 1976. Many houses were then built on the banks of the river because of its beautiful scenic reputation. Critics claim today that preventing the dam inadvertently caused development on the river, ultimately undercutting its beauty.
Aluminum Company of America is an example of corporate stewardship, making Badin Lake more attractive for recreation and development in the 1990s.
The Pigeon River and the area around it has become vastly polluted as a result of industrial businesses. This article discusses the history of the river, how it became polluted, and the economic impact of such pollution.