29 Firefighters in rural Australia were tackling a blaze in New South Wales when a water-bombing helicopter decided to help them out. It unleashed tonnes of water over the firefighters from above, but the firemen were NOT happy. The helicopter pilot was supposed to pick up fresh water from a water works, but had mistakenly collected the liquid from a sewage treatment works instead.
The Rural Fire Service spokesman said: "All 29 firefighters on the fireground and their equipment were immediately withdrawn and decontaminated by Fire and Rescue. The Australian Workers Union is currently demanding the incident to be investigated.
EU crematorium corpse 'dissolve and flush’ proposal
The EU is currently investigating a proposal, which would allow undertakers to dissolve dead bodies and flush them into the sewerage system. This proposal has come from the Flemish Association of Undertakers as a way of cutting down on the amount of land taken up by burials.
The plans would see people’s deceased loved ones being placed in containers containing caustic salts and water. These containers would then be pressurised and some time later the liquid and mineral ash left over could be flushed into the sewerage system.
Yes, we are talking about dissolving the dead and flushing them down the loo. WTE Ltd. is appalled that the European Commission is even looking into this shameful, polluting and disrespectful suggestion.
It is the European Parliament that wants dissolving and flushing down the sewers.
Your comments please!
UPDATE 28TH June 2012 - WE CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! We thought that the above post was ludicrous, but we have just been asked to design a treatment system for a 'CREMATORIUM' that actually does this! They dissolve the bodies in caustic soda and they want WTE Ltd. to design treatment for the resulting liquid before discharge to watercourse!! Apparently, all the solids that are left are a few fragments of bone, teeth, etc to be screened out and put in the urn! What happens in YOUR local 'Crematorium'?? You know what they say, "Where there is smoke there is fire" but what if there isn't any smoke???? Your comments please!
UPDATE 04/04/2013 Just been asked to quote for ANOTHER ONE!!!! We are NOT interested. Something should be done about this!!!
The new City Hall building in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Arizona comes with something that has a lot of people wondering who does it. The Restroom signs says 'Do not drink out of the urinals and toilets'.
Now I have seen my dog drink out of the toilet, but then the sign wouldn't be of any use to him as he can't read.
Just how thirsty would you have to be to consider such a thing? Maybe it is common practise in America - which could explain the fact that they use more breath fresheners and have their teeth whitened more than any other Nation?
As for the staff at WTE, we will resist temptation and stick to tap water - well, all except for Maureen (what is that slurping sound?) - she always was adventurous!
To mark 'World Toilet Day' - (Yes, there is one) - the charity CORD - based in New Street, Leamington - launched the world’s first toilet twinning project, allowing you to link your loo with its very own twin toilet in the African bush.
You twin your toilet with a new loo 4,000 miles away in Burundi and in return for your sponsorship you get a certificate with a picture of your twinned toilet and its exact co-ordinates so you can see it for yourself on Google Earth - How Exciting!! Let's hope that the picture is of the OUTSIDE of the toilet!
It could make a wonderfully novel Christmas gift for the man who has everything.
Richard Dickson, CORD’s head of supporter relations, said: “It’s a fun way of tackling a very serious issue". Sewage has never been such fun!
The International Space Station appears to have major sanitation issues. The main toilet has broken down, resulting in the lack of facilities for 13 astronauts, who have been advised by Mission Control to place an 'out of service' notice on the loo. Fight Director Brian Smith told reporters "We don't yet know the extent of the problem"
The toilet, a Russian-built unit that cost 19 million dollars,
Continental Airlines Inc. is offering a group of passengers special travel vouchers. The coupons are not, however, part of any kind of promotional strategy - they're compensation for what passengers endured on a Continental trans-Atlantic flight.