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Message 1147249 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 15:04:31 UTC

I don't like the sound of this at all.

Body tissue is dissolved and the liquid poured into the municipal water system.

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Message 1147252 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 15:11:25 UTC

I don't think that is even true.

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Message 1147255 - Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 21:09:47 UTC
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Dunno, not sure, it would be unlike the BBC to fall for a scam outside April 1.

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Message 1147312 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 1:12:45 UTC - in response to Message 1147252.

I don't think that is even true.

Another urban Myth?

It is very true.

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Message 1147362 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 4:41:34 UTC - in response to Message 1147312.

I really REALLY hope they meant sewage system and not water supply.. a badly written article is much easier to forgive..
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Message 1147370 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 5:27:09 UTC - in response to Message 1147362.

I really REALLY hope they meant sewage system and not water supply.. a badly written article is much easier to forgive..

I think that may be a difference between British English and American English usage. I believe the author is trying to say the treated waste water system and not the untreated rainwater system. No way does it mean the potable supply system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tissue_digestion

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Message 1147402 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 7:27:16 UTC

Oh! You saw the News article about death by liquefaction and also freeze drying and powdering as opposed to burial or cremation.

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Message 1147428 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 9:47:26 UTC - in response to Message 1147402.

Freeze drying and powdering?
Do they also pack the remains in small packs like in instant soup?
Maybe the company can print the face of the departed in the packā€¦
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Message 1147443 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 10:58:25 UTC

This is The Home Service reporting the latest news on the BBC.

It was reported that several inventors were developing environmentally clean ways of completing a loved ones journey in to the next world, using the technology of flash freezing and whole body chemical liquefaction ....
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Message 1147475 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 13:52:07 UTC
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The world population is currently estimated to be 6.94 billion by the United States Census Bureau as of July 1, 2011.

Current projections show a continued increase of population (but a steady decline in the population growth rate) with the population to reach between 7.5 and 10.5 billion by the year 2050.


Clearly, the amount of land available for traditional burials is going to become scarcer. And unless peoples particular religion demands physical burial, more and mopre people are opting for cremation. There are other "fringe" methods as being discussed here, but are not yet mainstream.

"The municipal water system" referred to in the report was I think lax and incompetent reporting. They obviously meant the sewerage system, and not surface water drainage, or anything else.

This is a very difficult issue to discuss, particularly when the departed is an immediate relative such as a partner, sibling, or parent. Obviously you want to cherish their memory, and I've always felt that the equitable solution is cremation, with ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance, and an entry in the day book, with maybe a little plaque on the wall.

Takes up a lot less space than cemeteries, and leaves a tangible reminder. Although of course National Monuments like Arlington should remain. I just can't see a bottle of goo on the mantlepiece, or being poured down a drain catching on somehow.

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Message 1147483 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 14:08:20 UTC

After they liquify your flesh the bones are still there. Those they put into a microwave to dry them out and then crush them like a normal cremation, to you get an urn of powder to scatter. I think one place said they would give you a few pails of the dissolved loved one to use as fertilizer if you wanted.

I can imagine the Malibu types going for this big time.

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Message 1147613 - Posted: 31 Aug 2011, 19:30:57 UTC

I think they have missed a trick with the water/alkaline resomation process to remove the flesh and viscera, then flushing it to the sewerage system (leaving the bones to be flash dried and powdered as Gary posted).

Some doctors practicing sucking out fat for health and cosmetic reasons on fat people (like me @ 72 stone) are treating the yellow liquid fat with alkaline solutions to esterify the gloop. This is then mixed at 50% with mineral diesel and used to drive diesel trucks.

Why not reduce the water side of the resomation and then flush the alkaline liquid flesh and viscera to an internal tank. With a bit of acidification to neutralise the pH, the resultant liquid could power a wide range of diesel vehicles from trans continental 44,000 lb HGVs to the hearses.
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Message 1147855 - Posted: 1 Sep 2011, 9:03:39 UTC

In a world where is still difficult to recycle our common trash, I dont think humans are prepared to start recycling their loved ones, either in fertilizer or in to diesel.

Even for me it would be weird the idea that I can have someone's grandpa or grand mom inside the fuel tank of my car.

By the way, I'm excluding all religious believes including mine in the thinking process.

Just the idea of recycling someone in to diesel is kind of creepy...

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Message 1147905 - Posted: 1 Sep 2011, 14:00:00 UTC - in response to Message 1147855.

In a world where is still difficult to recycle our common trash, I dont think humans are prepared to start recycling their loved ones, either in fertilizer or in to diesel.

Even for me it would be weird the idea that I can have someone's grandpa or grand mom inside the fuel tank of my car.

By the way, I'm excluding all religious believes including mine in the thinking process.

Just the idea of recycling someone in to diesel is kind of creepy...

Well, if you want to think it is all dinosaur and no cave man in your tank ...

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