A Canadian funeral business is employing an odd new method to dispose of people’s dead bodies.
CBC Radio Canada reports Aquagreen Dispositions in Smiths Falls, Ontario uses an alkaline solution to dissolve human remains and then drains them into the town sewer system.
Dale Hilton, who owns the business, said the alkaline hydrolysis procedure is a “green” alternative to cremation.
“It brings your body back to its natural state,” he told CBC. “It’s the same way as being buried in the ground, but instead of taking 15, 20 years to disintegrate, it does it in a quicker process. And it’s all environmentally friendly.”
According to the report, Hilton received permission from the government to perform the procedure. Other companies in the area already are using it for pets, but Hilton is the first to offer it for human bodies, the report states.
The report explains more about how the process works:
Hilton’s system uses potash, salt and water to break down a human body in a heated, pressurized vessel resembling an MRI machine.
After most of the body’s organic material is dissolved in the alkaline solution, the dark-coloured, caustic fluid goes through two filter systems at Aquagreen Dispositions before it’s sent into the Smiths Falls sewage treatment system.
The company disposes of people’s bones separately by drying them in an oven and then pressing them into powder; that powder often is given to the families, according to the report.
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The town’s municipal employees said they are keeping a watchful eye on the new business’s waste to determine whether it affects the town water. So far, they said there have been two spikes in output readings, but neither were drastic enough to cause concern. They told the news outlet that they could not prove that Aquagreen was responsible for the spikes, either.
The report comes amid heightened attention surrounding the disposal of human body parts in the abortion industry. A series of undercover videos showing abortion officials selling aborted babies’ body parts has led several states to open investigations and pass laws requiring dignified disposal of human remains.
Some of the investigations have uncovered shocking details about how aborted babies’ bodies are disposed. An investigation by the Ohio Attorney General found that Planned Parenthood was sending aborted babies’ bodies to be steam cooked and disposed of, while a South Carolina investigation found that abortion facilities were dumping them in public landfills.
In 2015, an Indiana nurse told the state legislature that she witnessed aborted baby parts being dropped down the drain and into the sewer system at a Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, LifeNews reported. The nurse, Marianne Anderson, said the aborted baby parts were not treated in any way.
Anderson said: “I saw other doctors come into the products of conception room with the dirty instruments in one hand and a jar in the other. In that jar were the pieces of the baby’s body. He would take the contents of that jar, pour it into a big strainer, sift through it to make sure all the parts were there, and then pour it down the drain into the sewer system without treating it in any way.”
In 2015, a Michigan abortionist also was caught on tape admitting that they put aborted babies’ bodies down the garbage disposal.