Friday, January 2, 2009

More on Bibb County, Georgia's opposition to a natural cemetery

The Wall Street Journal has a lengthy story about the misguided opposition to plans for a natural cemetery. Well, the paper doesn't come right out and label the opposition misguided, but, folks, it is. Among the irrational fears is that of water contamination. They don't realize that their waters are probably more polluted from people who flush their pharmaceuticals down the toilet than from the way folks have been buried all over the world for all but the last 150 years.
It's understandable that conventional funeral providers might be skittish about losing business to green burial, but ignorance of the laws of nature -- ashes to ashes and dust to dust -- has no place in the 21st century. And the forward-thinking funeral providers are considering green burial among their services.

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