2013 Huangpu River dead pigs incident

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In early March 2013 over 16,000 dead pigs [1][2] were found in the Huangpu River, which supplies the city of Shanghai, China with some of its drinking water. The pigs were dumped by farmers in neighbouring Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, a major pig farming area that is upstream of Shanghai.[3][4][5][6]

A 19 March report on Xinhua News Agency claims that possibly intensive farming was the cause.[7]

The BBC reports that some pig corpses were infected by porcine circovirus.[8]

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