Problem

Pig-waste pollution

Other Names:
Unsanitary pig-waste disposal
Incidence:
Manure from intensive pig production is affecting the quality of the Belgian water supply, according to a 1998 OECD report. In Brittany, one of the wettest regions of France, pig slurry has contaminated so large an area that there is a severe water shortage. There are 12 million pigs and 3.2 million people in Brittany.
Aggravates:
Trichinosis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Date of last update
19.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST