Well Said: Hurricanes and water quality

Whenever a hurricane hits, the big story is how the storm has impacted people and towns with flooding and storm surges.

But the storms also leave behind a quieter and long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish.

In this week’s episode, we talk about how hurricanes impact water quality with Hans Paerl, the Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.

Join us every Wednesday for the University’s podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each episode, students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss what’s going on in classrooms, labs and around campus, and how it pertains to the local, national and international headlines.

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Published Sept. 6, 2017