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RE: Cremation or burial? -Reply



In Tennessee it is legal to collect and eat road-kill (presumably fresh).

Steve Hillenbrand
Tennessee Valley Authority
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Knoxville, TN 37902
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> From: 	Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot[SMTP:rosselot@ix.netcom.com]
> Reply To: 	Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot
> Sent: 	Sunday, October 17, 1999 3:04 PM
> To: 	William Bilkovich; Kelly Moran; p2tech
> Subject: 	Re: Cremation or burial? -Reply
> 
> My ex hit a deer in a fairly remote area of Michigan last year and
> totalled
> his rental car.  While he was waiting for the cops to come and take the
> report, two-legged scavengers showed up to...  Uh...  Dispose of the
> carcass
> (which is illegal).  This may be the p2 solution to disposing of roadkill,
> but it wouldn't apply to all species (except maybe in the deep south).
> 
> Californians aren't so frugal with their roadside resources.  There's an
> area of the 101 Freeway north of San Francisco that is sometimes just
> littered with deer carcasses.  I wonder if they wind up being landfilled.
> 
> I know that, at least in some areas, licenses to hunt deer wounded by
> vehicles are issued, but I never heard of a program for handling fresh
> kills.
> 
> Back to the orginal cremation vs. burial question:  Isn't burial at sea
> another option?   Federal regulations require that a person be buried at
> sea
> no closer than three miles to shore and at a depth of at least 100
> fathoms,
> or about 600 feet.  The body must be weighted so that it sinks immediately
> and permanently.  Seems like this might be an option that is clearly best
> for the environment, with minor transportation impacts and the
> manufacturing
> impacts of the weight.  Coffins aren't required.
> 
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> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: William Bilkovich <bilko@electro-net.com>
> To: Kelly Moran <kmoran@tdcenvironmental.com>; p2tech
> <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
> Sent: Sunday, October 17, 1999 10:34 AM
> Subject: Re: Cremation or burial? -Reply
> 
> 
> > When I was younger, I was fascinated by Coleoptera.  Road kill was a
> great
> > place to watch the succession of life as the body decomposed.  Every
> night
> > after school (in warm weather) I would bike out to my latest find to see
> > what beetles had shown up.  I have always wanted to follow the same path
> in
> > death as those dogs, racoons, and possums of my youth.   Just drop me in
> the
> > woods and let the bugs have at me.
> > But what's the relative impact?  Does anyone know the annual biomass of
> > roadkill in the US?  It may be comparable to human deaths.  (For
> example,
> > the State of Michigan reports that there are 50,000 deer/auto collisions
> > each year.)
> > I had all my mercury fillings removed 10 years ago so I think I just
> have
> to
> > remove the chlorinated organo-metallic compounds from my armpits and I'm
> > ready to go.
> > Bill Bilkovich
> > Somewhere on the road to California
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Kelly Moran <kmoran@tdcenvironmental.com>
> > To: p2tech <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
> > Sent: Friday, October 15, 1999 11:58 AM
> > Subject: Re: Cremation or burial? -Reply
> >
> >
> > While I hate to add to this much too long chain, I have to post a
> > correction to the misconception that "there is not much mercury in
> > dental fillings any more".  That's simply not true.  Depending on the
> > data source, I have seen estimates that 40 to 70% of fillings placed are
> > amalgam fillings.  The basic mercury content of such fillings has not
> > changed significantly.  Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we recently
> > discovered that emissions of mercury from crematoria may be one of the
> > most significant sources of current mercury release to San Francisco Bay
> > (for which there is a health alert for consumption of certain fish due
> > to elevated mercury levels).  There is a way to prevent these mercury
> > emissions, but no one wants to talk about it.
> > Kelly Moran
> > TDC Environmental
> > www.tdcenvironmental.com
> >
> >
> > Ralph Cooper wrote:
> >
> > > There is not much mercury in dental fillings
> > > anymore and the cremation process should fully
> > > incinerate any formaldehyde, which is an
> > > oxygenated fuel!  Population control, via birth
> > > control and plain old abstinence, is a needed
> > > solution for much of the human generated
> > > pollution -- population causes pollution -- note
> > > that all high density population areas have
> > > pollution problems including air pollution --
> > > people off gas continually, and frequently
> > > discharge liquid pollutants and solid waste!
> > >
> > > Ralph
> > >
> > > Ralph E. Cooper, Ph.D., J.D.
> > > 14139 Woodstream
> > > San Antonio, TX 78231
> > > 210-479-5490
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Lin K. Hill <l_hill@des.state.nh.us>
> > > To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
> > > <p2tech@great-lakes.net>; K968048@kingston.ac.uk
> > > <K968048@kingston.ac.uk>
> > > Date: Friday, October 15, 1999 8:16 AM
> > > Subject: Cremation or burial? -Reply
> > >
> > > >Isn't birth control the real P2 answer to this
> > > problem....?
> > > >
> > > >An interesting aside- I have been told that in
> > > many places in Germany
> > > >there is limited space for burial plots, so you
> > > can bury someone in a
> > > >graveyard, but you only "rent" the space for 25
> > > years. Then they figure
> > > >you have returned your carbon to the earth, and
> > > they plop someone
> > > >down on top of you. Interesting reuse of the land
> > > at any rate.
> > > >
> > > >Burial also eliminates the volatization of the
> > > mercury in dental fillings into
> > > >the air... not to mention the formaldehyde for
> > > preservation. But then they
> > > >don't get to sprinkle your ashes anywhere
> > > interesting either.....
> > > >lkh
> > > >
> >
> >
>