Every now and then I’ll see something that makes me realize how out of things I am. Today? I never realized there was such a thing as liquid cremation:
Along with the idea of freezing bodies in liquid nitrogen and then grinding them into a powder, there’s a lot to be said for the concept of chemical or alkaline hydrolysis. Using roughly one quarter of the emissions of a traditional cremation, yet producing very similar end results, I find it hard to understand why there is so much opposition to the idea.
The Columbus Dispatch, for example, is reporting on an Ohio funeral business that has been stopped from using alkaline hydrolysis by the Ohio Department of Health, and is taking the matter to court.