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An Alternative to Burial and Cremation Gains Popularity [alkaline hyrdolysis]
NY Slimes ^ | 10/19/17 | Jonah Engel Bromwich

Posted on 10/20/2017 7:45:35 AM PDT by markomalley

What do you want done with your body after you die?

It is an unnerving but important question, and for most Americans there have long been only two obvious choices: burial or cremation.

But a third option, a liquefaction process called by a variety of names — flameless cremation, green cremation or the “Fire to Water” method — is starting to gain popularity throughout the United States.

This week, California became the 15th state to outline commercial regulations for the disposal of human remains through the method, chemically known as alkaline hydrolysis.

It may seem markedly different from the traditional means of digging graves or burning the dead. A machine uses a chemical bath to dissolve protein, blood and fat, leaving only a coffee-colored liquid, powdery bone and any metal implants, like dental fillings.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alkalinehydrolysis; burial; cremation; flamelesscremation; greencremation; liquefaction
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But experts note that the fluid is sterile and contains nutrients, so much so that it can be and is used as a fertilizer

1 posted on 10/20/2017 7:45:35 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Burial at sea for me. Fish food.


2 posted on 10/20/2017 7:47:43 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: markomalley

Mix it with beer and have a super soaker funeral.


3 posted on 10/20/2017 7:48:14 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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Sounds likequicklime owould do much the same to me.


4 posted on 10/20/2017 7:48:44 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: markomalley

Soylent Green.


5 posted on 10/20/2017 7:50:23 AM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: markomalley

Kind of a KGB flavor to this, isn’t there? Gives new meaning to describing someone who has been murdered as “liquidated.”


6 posted on 10/20/2017 7:52:49 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: markomalley
Didn't they try this on Breaking Bad?

Image result for breaking bad bathtub scene

It didn't end up so well.

7 posted on 10/20/2017 7:54:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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Somehow I can’t see much of a market at Ace Hardware for fertilizer labeled ‘Liquefied Human’.


8 posted on 10/20/2017 7:55:47 AM PDT by Rebelbase (There are only two genders. The rest are mental disorders.)
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A machine uses a chemical bath to dissolve protein, blood and fat, leaving only a coffee-colored liquid

So, that's how Starbuck's does it.

9 posted on 10/20/2017 7:56:10 AM PDT by Right Brother
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But experts note that the fluid is sterile and contains nutrients, so much so that it can be and is used as a fertilizer

See, that right there is really, really creepy. Like some serious Alex Jones stuff.
10 posted on 10/20/2017 7:56:28 AM PDT by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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I recall a TV murder mystery(maybe CSI) in which the body was disposed of by dissolving in a barrel of caustic soda aka lye aka sodium hydroxide
11 posted on 10/20/2017 7:59:03 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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So, that’s how Starbuck’s does it.

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They can call it Latte Green.


12 posted on 10/20/2017 8:00:15 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yeah, you shouldn’t do it in a cast iron bathtub.

Actually, I think in BB they used some kind of acid.


13 posted on 10/20/2017 8:01:19 AM PDT by be-baw
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To: markomalley

This is what the Mexican cartels do to their murder victims, AFAICR; either this way or with acid. The Slimes is suggesting this for burial “alternative”?


14 posted on 10/20/2017 8:02:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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I recall a TV murder mystery(maybe CSI) in which the body was disposed of by dissolving in a barrel of caustic soda aka lye aka sodium hydroxide

Sounds like the "cleaning" process described in the series, "Nikita"

15 posted on 10/20/2017 8:02:57 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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Isn’t this what the Mexican cartels do when they decide to dispose of a body?


16 posted on 10/20/2017 8:03:05 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Hillary: A unique blend of arrogance, incompetence, and corruption.)
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To: markomalley

Soylent Green paste.


17 posted on 10/20/2017 8:04:51 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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Leaving the body out for buzzard food or planting it in the garden is a lot cheaper and no need for chemicals.


18 posted on 10/20/2017 8:15:12 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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I have arrangements to be buried in a vineyard, under a grape vine.

I’d gladly leave my body to science, but it would probably set biology back 10 years.


19 posted on 10/20/2017 8:17:21 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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I don't know about Nikita but the process is used in industry. Caustic is a very good cleaner and is cheap so it used as a degreaser. It will dissolve aluminum so it is used to produce etched parts for the aircraft industry.

Years ago I worked for a company that did metal cleaning and it operated a hot caustic tank. Back then(1970s), those caustic beads cost 19 cents/pound

20 posted on 10/20/2017 8:17:21 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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