Skip to comments.Belgium considers proposals to dissolve bodies and flush them into sewage systems
Posted on 07/09/2010 10:41:14 AM PDT by massmike
It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs.
Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse.
Members of the EU Commission must rule on the Belgian proposal as there are concerns that residual waste could be flushed into the drainage system.
In resomation the body is placed in a silk bag, itself placed within a metal cage frame. This is then loaded into a Resomator. The machine is filled with a mixture of water and potassium hydroxide. The end result is a small quantity of green-brown tinted liquid containing amino acids, peptides, sugars and salts and soft, porous white bone remains which are easily crushed. The white ash can then be returned to the next of kin of the deceased. The liquid can be recycled back to the ecosystem by being applied to a memorial garden or forest or simply put into the sewerage system.
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The day will come when the ......Government....will dispense with the notion of the 'human soul'. 'Management' of the ecosystem can then be done indiscriminantly and arbitrary exigency will prevail.
What is wrong with these people?
No soylent green?
This doesn't pass the smell/logic test. How did they figure this?
Disgusting and the idea of that stuff going into the waste water system is horrifying.
Sounds like the next big greenie scam.
Where is the respect for the dead? No matter how little burial space is available or how supposedly polluting cremation is, those are your only two choices and still maintain respect for the deceased.
Could also include the CO2 released by the combustion of the natural gas used in cremating.
This is rapidly becoming the answer I wish to and imagine giving to all the things these bastards propose: Flip safety to “off” and say “go ahead, you first”.
Maybe they could feed them to hogs and then burn the hogs (as some European nations are doing with rabbit corpses) to fuel power plants.
How can we expect them to respect the dead when they don't respect the living?(abortion,health-care rationing,death panels;etc....)
How does a corpse result in 573 lbs of carbon dioxide? The average body is 55% water, 19% fat, 19% protein. The rest is "ash", calcium and phosphorous. The carbon containing fraction is the fat/protein at 36%.
Well it will certianly give them the means to dispose of bodies without a trace should they ever want to purge the populace of the politically incorrect.
If there is “no disrespect” in forcing everyone to be disolved, then there is “no disrespect” in digging up EVERY SINGLE GRAVE and doing likewise with those remains. They can reclaim the real estate and use it for green farming.
That is, if no one will be offended.
“Can Soylent Green be far behind?”
The Belgians will find themselves turning into batteries.
The white ash can then be returned to the next of kin of the deceased.....as an edible pill.
Grandma: Not just for (cooking) breakfast anymore.
Guess what? The bodies don't spontaneously combust! Nor are they especially flammable. Rather, the crematoria have to expend a lot of carbon-rich fuel to burn up the bodies. The resultant carbon dioxide is then released into the atmosphere.
Well, Belgium isn't exactly known for its wealth of old Indian burial grounds.
This is just creepy to me. Flushed, for one, disrespectful, and second, the chemicals, in our water systems. Does anyone else see a potential problem on the horizon here? Don’t we already have tons of things like birth control pills, pesticides, hormones, etc... going down there already and causing problems? We CANNOT live without water, and there is only so much of it, we don’t need to pollute it more. It’s just a bad idea, I think.
Maybe so, but not 573 lbs.
And before anybody takes a cheap shot at me for nitpicking, ask yourself first how long civilization will survive if nobody, literally nobody, thinks of such things.
It'll be back to the plow for all of ya.
my momma didn’t raise me to be no ChemLawn
This is just wrong on so many levels.
Do these morons have any clue how much energy is consumed manufacturing the Potassium Hydroxide (or Sodium Hydroxide) that they are planning to use?
When the nit wit in the White House jumps on board with this, we’ll just call it ZERO WATER.
Carbon has a molecular weight of 12 grams. O2 has a molecular weight of 32 grams. Carbon dioxide thus has a molecular weight of 44 grams (12 g of C + 32 g of O2 = 44 g). 573 lbs (260 kg) of CO2 is thus equivalent to 5906 mols (260 kg / 0.044 kg). 70.9 kg of carbon (12 g/mol * 5906 mol) and 189 kg of O2 (32 g/mol *5906 mol) combine to form 260 kg of CO2.
We can thus conclude that the Belgian estimate is based upon the assumption that, during the cremation process, roughly 70.9 kg of carbon goes up in flames. The body of a 100-kg man (like myself) contains approx. 18 kg of carbon. So we must assume that roughly 53 kg of carbon from other sources, including the deceased person's burial clothing, cerements (grave-clothes and shroud), the wooden coffin - but also supplemental fuel to initiate combustion and to keep the fires stoked - are likewise consumed in the process.
In short, about only about one-quarter of the carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed directly to the human body, and the remaining three-quarters from "other sources."
In view of these considerations, it thus appears that the Belgian estimate is actually a rather conservative figure!
Can’t believe I’m first with this:
They are cloaking this in green weenie terms to make it more palatable for the average idiot to consume, but this is meant to desensitize, period.
I think they barbecue all ten of 'em. Could be wrong.
Some sewage gets cleaned and recirculated as water to use...any one have a problem with taking a shower using grandma to lather up and wash up with...
Geeze, I wonder how someone that weights only about 150 pounds release over 500 pounds in carbon dioxide
An example of the truly absurd limits that idiots are willing to take an absurd agenda - CO2.
Wow this just gave some criminals ideas.
They felt the needed to come up with a really big number.
Belgium is a low spot under the treads of my tanks. They really need to be occupied again. Uppity.
CO2 is NOT a pollutant.
I like the Baron Bodissey quote! Speaks volumes and very insightful.
Why not just use gramma to make soap, jello, and lampshades?
What? I thought I just made that up!
Only losers cry out for fair play.
Well if you did, it’s very good. Tell you the truth, Baron Bodissey is new to me
so I went with what I saw.
I was thinkng a little bit of Patton, a little bit of Stalin, a little bit of Napolean.
Well there’s big differences between those three.
Patton = Backbone
Stalin = Brutality
Napoleon = 4’ 9”
the Nazi’s did two out of those 3....no jello....