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New body 'liquefaction' unit unveiled in Florida funeral home
BBC News ^ | August 30, 2011 | Neil Bowdler

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alkalinehydrolysis; florida; funeral; glasgow; napl
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1 posted on 08/31/2011 6:09:50 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Bass -O- Matic


2 posted on 08/31/2011 6:11:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: MamaDearest

Another “first” for Florida?


3 posted on 08/31/2011 6:11:50 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

>> allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal

Disposal, my eye! They’re going to sell it.

SOYLENT GOLD IS PEOPLE!!!


4 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MamaDearest

Well hell! That’s TWICE today!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2771429/posts

Does that mean they can liquify twice the bodies?

Or does it just mean that you failed to search?


5 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:33 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: MamaDearest

People-lutefisk.


6 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: humblegunner

Oh yeah humble, I did search, Glasgow did not come in up FR search, nor did funeral.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 6:13:39 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>> People-lutefisk.

Gross! But kinda true.


8 posted on 08/31/2011 6:13:55 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MamaDearest

Grandma gets turned into a battery. No thanks.


9 posted on 08/31/2011 6:14:15 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: MamaDearest

“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?


10 posted on 08/31/2011 6:14:22 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: MamaDearest

Gives new meaning to “go green.”


11 posted on 08/31/2011 6:14:58 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Nervous Tick

My thoughts exactly. What is wrong with these people?


12 posted on 08/31/2011 6:16:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MamaDearest

Mommy is Grandma going to have a grave? No honey we are having her desolved in acid.


13 posted on 08/31/2011 6:17:21 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: MamaDearest
Yeah, but are the remains nutritious?


14 posted on 08/31/2011 6:17:28 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: MamaDearest
From last spring:

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.

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=428566

15 posted on 08/31/2011 6:17:36 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: MamaDearest
I did search

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.

16 posted on 08/31/2011 6:17:48 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: freekitty

>> What is wrong with these people?

Nothing that a relaxing soak in a vat of lye wouldn’t cure. :-)


17 posted on 08/31/2011 6:18:39 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MamaDearest

I’ve heard of liquidating your assets, but liquifying your asses ... now that’s a new one.


18 posted on 08/31/2011 6:19:37 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: cripplecreek

But wait if you call in the next 30 minutes you’ll receive a buy one get one free, s/h costs only.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 6:19:48 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: jessduntno

You still gotta go through the pockets for loose change first.


20 posted on 08/31/2011 6:19:56 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Track9

Well, let’s see, if I am allowed to rot in the soil after I die, that should be green, shouldn’t it?


21 posted on 08/31/2011 6:21:17 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: MamaDearest

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.


22 posted on 08/31/2011 6:22:18 PM PDT by Carismar
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To: humblegunner; MamaDearest
Life.

Please get one. Soon. Before you drive us all crazy.

23 posted on 08/31/2011 6:22:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MamaDearest
Body tissue is dissolved and the liquid poured into the municipal water system.

Still my favorite line in the piece. Mom, is this iced tea grandma or grandpa!

24 posted on 08/31/2011 6:22:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: MamaDearest

So instead of my widow picking up my ashes, she’s handed a gallon jug.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 6:23:25 PM PDT by Octar
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

ROFL


26 posted on 08/31/2011 6:23:30 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MamaDearest
Soup of the day...”Chefs Surprise”.
27 posted on 08/31/2011 6:25:08 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: MamaDearest
Making soap out of people, now all they need to add is lampshades.
28 posted on 08/31/2011 6:25:33 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: MamaDearest

Sick-


29 posted on 08/31/2011 6:27:44 PM PDT by Red6
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To: Octar

>> So instead of my widow picking up my ashes, she’s 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.


30 posted on 08/31/2011 6:27:52 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick
"'allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal'

Disposal, my eye! They’re going to sell it."


...as well as anything else they can harvest, reprocess, and establish a market for.


31 posted on 08/31/2011 6:28:44 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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!!


33 posted on 08/31/2011 6:30:00 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: MamaDearest

More work for plumbers!


34 posted on 08/31/2011 6:32:38 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Morpheus2009

“Green” is a meaningless BS word that should not be used unless describing a color.


35 posted on 08/31/2011 6:32:57 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: MamaDearest; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Never know what you'll find at warehouse sales.

36 posted on 08/31/2011 6:33:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: MamaDearest

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.


37 posted on 08/31/2011 6:35:21 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: penelopesire

Jeez, these are people that would not have complained about Hitlers ovens except for green house gases.


38 posted on 08/31/2011 6:39:20 PM PDT by ully2
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To: MamaDearest

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..


39 posted on 08/31/2011 6:40:04 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: humblegunner

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?


40 posted on 08/31/2011 6:41:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Carismar

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!”


41 posted on 08/31/2011 6:42:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: ully2

BINGO!! Well said!


42 posted on 08/31/2011 6:42:33 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: cripplecreek

43 posted on 08/31/2011 6:43:34 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Nervous Tick
She posted it again and I’m enjoying it.

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?

44 posted on 08/31/2011 6:45:53 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: jessduntno
"“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.”

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.

45 posted on 08/31/2011 6:47:55 PM PDT by redhead (Growing old is not for sissies.--Bette Davis)
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To: MamaDearest

SOYULENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!!!


46 posted on 08/31/2011 6:48:04 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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47 posted on 08/31/2011 6:50:29 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: humblegunner

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.


48 posted on 08/31/2011 6:51:17 PM PDT by null and void (Day 950 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: American in Israel

Just another way to denegrate the human body. Liberals suck.


49 posted on 08/31/2011 6:51:49 PM PDT by 44magnum
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To: humblegunner

>> 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.


50 posted on 08/31/2011 6:52:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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