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Crematorium to keep mourners warm by burning bodies of loved ones
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 Jan 2008 | Staff

Posted on 01/07/2008 7:30:55 PM PST by forkinsocket

Heat created by burning the dead at crematoria could be used to keep mourners warm under plans to make funerals more environmentally-friendly.

Instead of letting the gases emitted by cremation escape into the atmosphere, councils want to use them to heat radiators or even generate electricity.

They admit some might find the idea of being kept warm by the remains of their loved-ones macabre.

But there are thought to be no religious objections, and ever-tighter controls on pollution mean such systems could become commonplace.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bravenewworld; crematorium; environmentalism; uk
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Taking environmentalism too far.
1 posted on 01/07/2008 7:30:57 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Talk about jumping the shark!


2 posted on 01/07/2008 7:32:34 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: forkinsocket
In “A Brave New World” bodies were incinerated to recover the phosphorous and other minerals (now, THAT is recycling).
3 posted on 01/07/2008 7:33:13 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SIDENET

4 posted on 01/07/2008 7:33:39 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: forkinsocket

That’s semi-sick.


5 posted on 01/07/2008 7:34:53 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: forkinsocket

“Soylent Heat IS PEOPLE!!!”


6 posted on 01/07/2008 7:35:27 PM PST by VOA
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To: forkinsocket

I have no words for this.....


7 posted on 01/07/2008 7:35:31 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: forkinsocket

Oh great, we can have one last weenie roast with Uncle Bob


8 posted on 01/07/2008 7:35:46 PM PST by digger48
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To: forkinsocket

Ghoulish.


9 posted on 01/07/2008 7:36:10 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Army Air Corps

This is definitely approaching “Brave New World” or Soylent Green territory, I’d say.


10 posted on 01/07/2008 7:36:13 PM PST by RosieCotton (A place for everything and everything in its place - 2008 Resolution #1)
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To: forkinsocket

Macabre? It’s downright ghoulish.


11 posted on 01/07/2008 7:36:34 PM PST by fhayek
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To: VOA

Ha! Exactly!


12 posted on 01/07/2008 7:37:04 PM PST by RosieCotton (A place for everything and everything in its place - 2008 Resolution #1)
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To: Frank_Discussion

beat me by twenty four seconds. ;^)


13 posted on 01/07/2008 7:37:33 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
I agree. There's some sense in it; but...it's freaky.

My kids are supposed to have a tail-gate party (my wish!) when my ashes go up. This may interrupt that.

14 posted on 01/07/2008 7:37:49 PM PST by bannie (Jimminy Cricket is hollering, "Beware!!! clintons CHEAT!")
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To: RosieCotton; yorkie; Borax Queen
This is definitely approaching “Brave New World” or Soylent Green territory, I’d say.

I agree. Disgusting.

15 posted on 01/07/2008 7:38:20 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: forkinsocket

If I’m fat, my family should get some kind of bonus for the extra BTUs I kick out.


16 posted on 01/07/2008 7:38:43 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: forkinsocket

Wasn’t humanity aghast when the Nazis recycled dead humans?


17 posted on 01/07/2008 7:38:50 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: forkinsocket

Ummm, no. Too soylent green...


18 posted on 01/07/2008 7:39:14 PM PST by GOPJ (Drug dealers are NOT "unlicensed pharmacists" - - Illegals are NOT "undocumented workers". Bailey)
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To: forkinsocket

Yes, we must make funerals more environmentally friendly. Just bury them; the dusts of time will make them environmentally friendly.


19 posted on 01/07/2008 7:39:24 PM PST by doc1019 (Rabbit and the Hare Fred 08)
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To: RosieCotton

I have known some uber enviros (I had classes with a few in undergrad). Many of them were obsessed with “ending the tyranny of man” and spoke warmly of the end of the human race. Tacky me, I once asked why they didn’t lead by example...


20 posted on 01/07/2008 7:39:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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