(ECNS) -- A suspect has been caught for organizing the dumping of waste from Shanghai in the nearby city of Haimen in Jiangsu Province, China National Radio reports.
Local authorities in Haimen seized two boats that dumped waste on Jiangxinsha Farm, a large modern agricultural center founded in 1961.
Owners of the boats said waste cargo of about 2,000 tons was transported from a makeshift dock in Shanghai. Haimen and Shanghai are located across from each other on Yangtze River.
No poisonous or radioactive materials were found in the waste, and a test of the soil is still in progress, local authorities said.
Haimen police also caught a man surnamed Wang suspected of organizing transport of the waste. He was later confirmed to be a wanted fugitive too.
Officials are still investigating sources of the waste as well as those responsible.
Waste from Shanghai was also recently dumped at an island in Suzhou, one of China's well-known tourist destinations, raising questions about waste management challenges faced by large cities.