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article image16,000 dead pigs in Shanghai waterway

By Valerie Benguiat     Apr 2, 2013 in World
Chinese authorities have reported that the number of dead pigs in Huangpu River might be around 16,000 carcasses. The reason behind the pigs’ deaths is still unknown.
Approximately 11,257 pig carcasses have been retrieved from the Huangpu River in Shanghai, according to the authorities. This river provides drinking water to one of the most populated cities in the world.
Local officials say that the river hasn’t been contaminated by the pigs, which have remained in the water since the beginning of March.
According to Shanghai Daily, Shanghai plans to set up an emergency system to help ensure water safety.
Water monitoring and retrieving efforts are still operational.
The cause of death hasn’t been determined. Farmers are required to report to local authorities when animals die of unknown causes, and have to dispose properly of the bodies, burying them with disinfectant. Authorities are still investigating as to why these safety measures weren’t observed.
The pigs might have succumbed to unusually cold weather in February.
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