The China Post
Date: May 7, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Environmental protection authorities on Saturday traced water
pollution to a surprise culprit: a backyard operation that was turning the intestines of slaughtered pigs into a human pharmaceutical.
Pingtung officials started their probe after receiving a complaint that water in a local ditch had turned blood red. Photos attached the complaint showed that the ditch was like a “red river,” the officials said.
Environmental inspectors began tracing the source of pollution and found that the perpetrator was illegally making the pharmaceutical drugs that are commonly called blood thinners, officials said. [FULL STORY]