1,200 dead pigs have been found in Shanghai’s water supply. According to CRI English.com on Sunday March 10, 2013, the source of the dead pigs in Shanghai’s Huangpu River is being traced to somewhere upstream.
The river is Shanghai’s main source of water and the authorities are still retrieving the vast amount of the carcasses out of the river on Sunday afternoon. According to Bloomberg, the pigs had tags in their ears, making the investigation of trying to find their source a little easier.
This dumping is the latest environmental scare for China. They’ve dealt with fluoride leaks from solar plants, acid spills from mines and lead poisoning from batteries. In January a bottled water buying frenzy came after a cadmium spill in a tributary of the Pearl River.
The authorities claim the quality of the water hasn’t been affected so far. Shanghai’s agriculture commission is taking precautions to prevent contamination of the water along with trying to find the source responsible for dumping the dead pigs into the river.