Skip to comments.New body 'liquefaction' unit unveiled in Florida funeral home
Posted on 08/31/2011 6:09:45 PM PDT by MamaDearest
Excerpt only website: A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial "alkaline hydrolysis" unit at a Florida funeral home.
The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed as a green alternative to cremation and works by dissolving the body in heated alkaline water.
The facility has been installed at the Anderson-McQueen funeral home in St Petersburg, and will be used for the first time in the coming weeks. It is hoped other units will follow in the US, Canada and Europe.
The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Bass -O- Matic
Another “first” for Florida?
>> allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal
Disposal, my eye! They’re going to sell it.
SOYLENT GOLD IS PEOPLE!!!
Well hell! That’s TWICE today!
Does that mean they can liquify twice the bodies?
Or does it just mean that you failed to search?
Oh yeah humble, I did search, Glasgow did not come in up FR search, nor did funeral.
Gross! But kinda true.
Grandma gets turned into a battery. No thanks.
“The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal.”
Huh. Beats digging them gold teeth out with a knife, eh?
Gives new meaning to “go green.”
My thoughts exactly. What is wrong with these people?
Mommy is Grandma going to have a grave? No honey we are having her desolved in acid.
Judge stops Ohio funeral home from liquefying bodies
(Columbus, OH) -- For two months, a funeral home in Columbus, Ohio has been the only one in the state, and maybe the country, to offer an unusual alternative to cremation.
But now, the Department of Health is stepping in to stop it.
The controversial procedure is called alkaline hydrolysis. It converts body tissues to liquid that is then flushed into city sewers. A similar version of the process is used on animal carcasses at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture says it's a more environmentally-friendly way to dispose of bodies. But state health officials say it's not an acceptable way to dispose of bodies.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Edwards began using the process in January and had disposed of 19 bodies with it, until the state stopped the funeral home from doing it last week.
Interesting that I was able to come up with a duplicate thread.
The previous thread must have been hiding, waiting for your awesome repetitive effort.
>> What is wrong with these people?
Nothing that a relaxing soak in a vat of lye wouldn’t cure. :-)
I’ve heard of liquidating your assets, but liquifying your asses ... now that’s a new one.
But wait if you call in the next 30 minutes you’ll receive a buy one get one free, s/h costs only.
You still gotta go through the pockets for loose change first.
Well, let’s see, if I am allowed to rot in the soil after I die, that should be green, shouldn’t it?
I wish it were legally possible to have graveyards in orchards. Bury the bodies six feet under in fertile soil. I like the idea of growing a tree. It would sure put an end to the funeral home business.
Please get one. Soon. Before you drive us all crazy.
Still my favorite line in the piece. Mom, is this iced tea grandma or grandpa!
So instead of my widow picking up my ashes, she’s handed a gallon jug.
>> So instead of my widow picking up my ashes, shes handed a gallon jug.
I wonder if you have to refrigerate it.
And, if you do, I wonder if you could use it to play a nasty prank on that @#$%^& roommate who always drinks out of the jug instead of using a glass.
Gads..these people are insane! Now you can’t even DIE without worrying about frakin ‘greenhouse gases’!
HEY LIBS..FOR THE LOVE OF GOD....LEAVE US THE HELL ALONE!!
More work for plumbers!
“Green” is a meaningless BS word that should not be used unless describing a color.
Never know what you'll find at warehouse sales.
I’ll bet that things smells great under operation. Wouldn’t want to be the guy that stirs the pot to keep it juicy - might see some stuff bobbing around that you wouldn’t want to see.
Jeez, these are people that would not have complained about Hitlers ovens except for green house gases.
Come on, sweetie, they’re about to flush Grandpa down the drain, you wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?
I guess though it’s all just the same path.. If one ceremony is meaningless, then all ceremonies become meaningless... But that’s ok, homosexuals shacking up and calling themselves married doesn’t hurt anyone at all..
Look here, FRiend. MamaDearest posted an interesting article and we’re having a good time kicking it around and laughing.
I don’t *care* that it was posted before (at NINE IN THE MORNING, as it happens — a long time ago on internet time). She posted it again and I’m enjoying it.
Now please take your sack of turds and go find a different punchbowl to pollute, ‘k?
Maybe an orchard can’t be turned into a graveyard but why not the reverse? Plant a tree on top of every grave, with vaults constructed so that the roots can easily get in.. The maintenance would go towards pruning the tree and insecticidal treatment to prevent insect damage of fruits. The fruit itself would be free to all visitors. “This peach reminds me of grandpa!” “That’s because he’s in it, honey child!”
BINGO!! Well said!
So did the folks enjoy it the first time.
go find a different punchbowl to pollute
No, thanks. I'm good here. Moral high ground and all that.
having a good time kicking it around and laughing
Isn't that exactly what I'm doing? What seems to be the trouble?
dental amalgam is silver and mercury. I used to be a dental assistant in the olden days, when we made these filling by hand with a little mortar and pestle and wrung them out in a little piece of cotton fabric.
SOYULENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!!!
It only works about a quarter of the times I’ve tried it.
Not to worry, though, we can always depend on you to find an older thread if it exists.
Just another way to denegrate the human body. Liberals suck.
>> kicking it around and laughing... Isn’t that exactly what I’m doing?
You mean you’re just a joker? Well then, that puts it in a whole different light! Carry on, man, and for my part I’ll laugh and then just ignore you.