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Vigilance grows as dead pigs in river reach 7,545

By Jasmine Zhao  (Shanghai Daily)

09:45, March 15, 2013

THE number of dead pigs retrieved from the Huangpu River in Shanghai increased to 7,545 after another 944 carcasses were retrieved by 3pm yesterday, officials said.

Spokesman Xu Wei said the city government is stepping up monitoring of water quality.

The government also is strictly supervising the biological treatment of the dead pigs and monitoring pork quality at local markets.

Xu said Jinshan District staff has started removing dead pigs from the waters at the border between Shanghai and Zhejiang Province.

No pollution has been detected in raw water in the upstream part of the Huangpu River in Shanghai.

Six water intakes and nine water plants in Songjiang, Jinshan, Minhang and Fengxian districts are being closely watched.

More inspections will be done at supermarkets, wet markets and butcher shops.

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