onsdag 13. september 2017

300 tonnes of diseased pig carcasses – the latest example of China's pollution crisis

Stomach-churning symbols of the environmental calamity facing China have never been in short supply: exploding watermelons, toxic running tracks, rivers that flow the colour of blood. Now, the world’s number one polluter brings you: porcine mass graves. That was the foul-smelling surprise environmental inspectors unearthed in the eastern province of Zhejiang last month during an inspection linked to Beijing’s much-vaunted war on pollution. On the rural outskirts of the city of Huzhou officials found a clandestine burial site where the carcasses of tens of thousands of diseased pigs had been illegally interred.