This is water pollution

More than 12,000 dead pigs have been found in Chinese rivers.

Nearly 9,000 dead pigs were fished out of the Huangpu river in Shanghai, and 3,600 others from rivers and lakes in Jiaxing, with the search continuing in both cities, ‘The South China Morning Post’ quoted government sources as saying.

Authorities have also found traces of a common pig virus in some of the animals floating in the Huangpu River this week.

I am not suggesting this excuses any water pollution elsewhere but it does put our problems in to perspective.

6 Responses to This is water pollution

  1. Dave Kennedy says:

    Are you saying we have a tolerable level of pollution, Ele?

    I attended the Fresh Water Reform presentation and it appears the only real bottom line for our rivers is that we can wade and boat without out getting sick. There have been warnings to dog owners not to allow their pets to drink or swim the river that runs closest to us, but you’re quite right there are very few dead pigs floating in it, just heaps of cow shit.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    I was very careful to say it doesn’t excuse pollution elsewhere.

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  3. TraceyS says:

    Dead fish in this example, apparently from natural causes this time…

    http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2013/03/rio-dead-fish.html

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  4. scotty says:

    Keep it up Homepaddock, your efforts to trivialise your own industries pollution is enlightening, despite you being “very careful to say the right things” .

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  5. homepaddock says:

    Far from trivialising pollution from any industry, council or nature (it’s seagulls causing EColi problems in the river which supplies our drinking water) I’m grateful for laws and systems which ought to stop this sort of thing happening in NZ.

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  6. scotty says:

    Its dairying thats wrecked our water supply here in Nth Canterbury.,not seagulls or councils.

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