22 Jan '12, 5pm

Dallas Meat Packing Factory Under Investigation for Dumping Pig Blood Directly Into a River

Dallas Meat Packing Factory Under Investigation for Dumping Pig Blood Directly Into a River

A Dallas meat packing factory that had been previously cited for inhumane treatment of animals, is under investigation for dumping pig blood and other chemicals into a nearby river. The river runs directly beside the Columbia Packing Company and investigators fear that an open pipe was dumping the blood straight into the river. The amounts of blood were supposedly so large that a photographer taking aerial photos of the Trinity River noticed that it seemed to be running red. The photographer reported the issue setting off an investigation from the Department of Health and Human Services. CBS Local reports: Dallas County health officials say photos investigators took show blood appearing to flow from the Columbia Packing Company into Cedar Creek and then into the Trinity. Health and Human Services chief Zach Thompson says that the EPA discovered a secondary pipe not connect...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/dallas...

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