30 Jan '12, 3pm

Red color in Texas river turns out to be pig blood

Red color in Texas river turns out to be pig blood

Apologies for starting off y’all’s Monday mornings on the grossest note possible, but this story was too appalling not to share. In Texas, near Dallas, an amateur drone pilot snapped a pic of a suspiciously red creek. (Weird, we know! But just get past that bit.) The drone pilot decided it was suspicious enough to let the powers-that-be know about it. The authorities checked the creek out and traced the red color to a meatpacking plant. The red color was raw pig blood. And pig guts, apparently . A pipe was leaking the stuff into the creek. According to local news reports, the plant is still operating while a criminal investigation goes down. The plant is blaming the city for failing to fix a clog in the sewer system. Also, the area near the creek is being developed as a recreation area, where people fish and otherwise cavort. There’s also a human-made kayaking area. Happy ...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/red-color-in-texas-river-turns-out-...

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