MyKingdomForYourHorse: Yes, because the water quality is the first thing they need to worry about[www.davidtracey.ca image 630x390]
xria: Yes, you are right. Declining water quality can cause epidemics that can wipe out hundreds of thousands of people in weeks given a bad enough outbreak. Air quality is only going to tend to kill tens of thousands each year.
Bullseyed: Are they trying to say the pigs died because of bad water or that the water is going to become bad from having rotting pigs in it?
willfullyobscure: Chinese society is uniformly corrupt and Chinese people as a rule are self-centered cheaters than have no compunctions about taking advantage of others. It's one of sthe significant downsides to Eastern cultures; groupthink doesn't lend itself to high personal standards for moral and ethical behavior.
2xhelix: Hopefully whomever is responsible will be caught and charged with hamocide.
vpb: I think that by "fine" they mean that it isn't any worse than normal.
Polish Hussar: Bullseyed: Are they trying to say the pigs died because of bad water or that the water is going to become bad from having rotting pigs in it?The rotting pigs are actually probably some of the more benign things in the water. By official estimate a quarter of China's surface water isn't even fit for industrial usage.
Precision Boobery: They're just a little slimy! They're still good! They're still good!
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