Don’t mind the floating dead pigs; the water is still safe to drink – or so say Shanghai officials after removing more than 2,800 carcasses from the Huangpu River since Friday, the Associated Press reports.
The river runs straight through the center of the eastern China metropolis and is one of the primary water sources for the 23 million people that inhabit China’s largest city. Locals are concerned that the carcasses – many of which were found with exposed organs – have tainted drinking water, but the financial hub’s monitoring authorities have said the water quality remains unaffected. Shanghai residents voiced their concerns on China’s Twitter-like social-media site Sina Weibo, alerting the greater region of the gruesome scene, CNN noted. Business investor Xue Manzi hinted at a possible cover-up in a post on his account: “Huangpu River is the source of drinking water for more than 20 million Shanghai residents. And this horrific incident was only made public when residents started posting pictures on Weibo.”
According to state news agency Xinhua, the pigs have been traced to Jiaxing city in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang, where authorities have admitted to dumping the cadavers. The outpouring of dead pigs comes on the heels of a recent crackdown in the illegal trade of contaminated pork, according to the AP. China outlaws the sale of pigs that have died from particular diseases, but it was discovered farmers were offloading contaminated pork to slaughterhouses and subsequently ending up in markets.
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Mystery fish deaths at Congo
Suspected to have been poisoned 60,000 fish bellies (Figure)
2013-03-05 06:35 Source: Southern Metropolis Daily editor: spider
Southern News reporter Yang Zhenhua contracting Zhongkai High-tech Zone Lek Town rout fish ponds Dengjin Can these days with a worried frown. From the 1st night, the fish ponds of 60,000 fish all died, the loss of more than 30 million. Two years of sweat down the drain, let his tears. The night he was black plastic bags of suspected installed pesticides found in fish ponds, the Lek forest police station under investigation.
Shore found plastic bags dissemination Smell
More than 11 points on the evening of March 1, 2011, Dengjin Can, as usual, came to fish ponds patrol watching TV after one week. Huizhou temperatures dropped that night, from the high winds, Deng Jincan took a flashlight to view the fish ponds, suddenly found some fish are in the water near the shore of bounce, there is a big carp floating to the surface of the water, very strange.
Now the other day, more and more fish floating to the surface to reveal a white belly. He found amiss, hastened xiatangji the go view, by the shore of the waters, he also found a set of layers of black plastic bags, exudes Smell. Based on experience, he immediately reported to the police station Lilin police, the police came that night to receive a black plastic bag and a fish pond water samples back to do the inspection.
Dengjin Can Guangxi, working for many years in Huizhou. Yesterday, he briefed reporters on the fish ponds and 12 acres in size, he contracted at the end of 2011 and put 60,000 various fry all kinds of costs add up to more than a year, invested a total of more than 230,000 yuan. Originally planned to fish salvage sale recently, I did not expect this situation now, so that he lost more than 30 million.
10,000 kilos of dead fish every day salvage
Yesterday afternoon, the South is a reporter came to the incident fishponds far smelt fishy fish smell, a white layer of dead fish floating in the surface of the water on the shore. Laodeng yesterday and the day before, he respectively to spend money to hire someone to salvage dead fish every day away ten thousand kilos. The day before yesterday, he hit six net full of fish, found no one is alive, there will be more dead fish float.
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Dead fish litter the Payette
A one day survey reveals heavy sediment and over 100 dead fish in the lower Payette River. Heavy sediment could also harm duck populations.
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Shandong dezhou Kowloon Bay dead fish incident tracking: Sub lime water purification
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