Most of the article describes the cruelty of pig farming, the stench associated with it, describes the fat cat of Smithfield farms jetting around in a private jet, desribes the authors experience when he went to a pig farm. About one page out of five discussed lagoon flooding and leaching into groundwater. Are you sure you read it?
Besides, you asked someone for one point of the article that someone had a problem with. I pointed it out. Fact is, industrial waste is nothing new and is not limited to people dying in pig sh*t. I guess I have a problem with the author. I agree lagoons are nasty nasty places, I've been to them. Have you?
I think I have more of a problem with improperly managed industrial waste than I do the author's "agenda."