900 dead pigs found floating in Shanghai river-A A +A
Monday, March 11, 2013
BEIJING -- Chinese officials said they have fished out 900 dead pigs from a Shanghai river that is a water source for city residents.
Officials are investigating where the pigs came from.
A statement posted Saturday on the city's Agriculture Committee's website said they haven't found any evidence that the pigs were dumped into the river or of any animal epidemic.
The statement said the city and Songjiang district governments started retrieving the pigs on Friday night. By late Saturday afternoon, they had recovered and disposed of more than 900.
The statement said the water and environmental protection bureaus are ramping up monitoring of the river's water quality. (AP)