So apparently it’s been like this for a couple of days but I only noticed it today. Pretty much all the river from Zhonghe to Xindian and beyond is full of dead fish. I would believe that pretty much all fish there are dead now. I’ve seen some workers trying to clean / collect dead fish from the river and I guess they’ve been doing so since a day or two ago, so the amount of dead fish is incredible. The odor is not unnoticeable either.
I guess some motherfucker at a big company has flushed the toilet and now we all can enjoy the results of their piece of shit mentality. I really hope that:
- this is fully investigated
- the company responsible for this pays the consequences and helps to restore the biodiversity that is now gone
- they prohibit fishing for a couple of years in this and surrounding areas
- they run inspections in all potentially polluting companies
Yeah, it could be a really strange algae or bacteria bloom, but I don’t think so. Also it could be me but the water looked strangely darker than usual (and it’s never been exactly clear waters…).
I wanted to ask online how to report this but it’s already on FB and given that cleaning activities have started I guess the local authorities already know. However something makes me unsure about the points 1 to 4 above.