Come to think of it, what are the water quality standards where YOU live? How many dead pigs per gallon (dppg) are allowed in your municipality? Check it out. The results may surprise you. In most of North America, there are NO RELIABLE GOVERNMENT figures or standards governing dppg.
In a statement, Shanghai authorities said that 5,916 dead pigs had been removed from the river by Tuesday. But they said water from the river was safe, with water quality meeting government-set standards.
via BBC News – China pulls nearly 6,000 dead pigs from Shanghai river.