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!!!