Burial by Drano

I beg your pardon?

The Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home will offer alkaline hydrolysis, one of a wave of new green burial options. The process is also known as bio-cremation or flameless cremation.

A body is placed in a pressurized drum that holds up to 400 gallons of water. A chemical is added and heated to 350 degrees, then the mixture is circulated through the drum. The body’s soft tissue is dissolved into a liquid, which is washed into the municipal wastewater system.

“Kids, hurry up! We need to get to the funeral home before they flush grandpa!”

4 Replies to “Burial by Drano”

  1. Sewage treatment plants just “love” getting spikes of caustic.
    It is not so bad for large plants, but when a smaller plant gets a dose that is out of the typical norms it can cause problems. It just messes up the process.


  2. OMG, all I can think of is it not being sent into the sewer system, like “Soylent Green”…ew and yuckie!



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