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Global News Blog Dead pigs in Shanghai water supply don't ring alarm bells for Chinese officials

More than 2,800 pig carcasses were discovered in the Huangpu River, which feeds Shanghai taps. Rivers are apparently a popular repository for swine that die of disease.

By Staff Writer / March 11, 2013

Eugene Hoshiko/AP

Here’s a riddle for you: When is the discovery of 2,813 dead and rotting pigs in a major city’s water source not a public health problem?