Water contamination suspected as more than 1,000 pig corpses float down China’s Shanghai river

March 11, 2013

More than 1,000 dead pigs have been found floating in Shanghai’s main waterway, the Chinese city’s government said Monday, as residents expressed fears over possible drinking water contamination.

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Workers in the southwestern district of Songjiang fished more than 1,200 dead swine out of the Huangpu river, which goes on to cut through the commercial hub and create its waterfront Bund district.

The haul included both piglets and huge adult pigs, the Shanghai government said in a statement on its website.

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