China cremator dumps half-burnt bodies to save fuel

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HONG KONG, Dec 7 (Reuters) - China's worst fuel crunch in years has led a crematorium to dump half-burnt corpses to try to save on diesel costs, a Hong Kong newspaper said on Friday.

Villagers in Hengyang county, in the southern province of Hunan, discovered the practice when an "unbearable stench" started coming from the site, and tried to block a road on Wednesday to stop funeral vehicles from delivering more bodies.

The village sent people to investigate the smell and the South China Morning Post said they saw "crematorium workers putting half-burnt human remains and organs in plastic bags and throwing them into a nearby ditch".
"As the price of diesel rose, we saw more and more bags thrown out from the crematorium," the paper quoted Xiao Gaoyi, a village representative and one of the witnesses, as saying.

China was hit by its worst fuel supply crisis in four years from October to November, as a widening gap between low, state-regulated domestic prices and market-driven international prices forced Chinese refiners to cut output.

Fuel in many parts of the country was rationed and there were long queues at petrol stations.

An increase of nearly 10 percent in the prices of domestic diesel and gasoline from Nov. 1, the first in almost a year and a half, failed to lift refining margins back into the black. (Reporting by John Ruwitch; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKHKG6025220071207?rpc=92

Do we have any BBQ back there Earl... I'm starving.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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every 5th body should be a woman, they have more fat and feed the fire...... jeeze dont people learn any thing from "the era"
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
It's My Birthday!
#4
Cheap fuckers should have use quicklime on those half burnt remains. Silly, cheap ass Chinese.
 

Dopie Opie

Registered User
#5
The sad part is that there is not much to those people to begin with. It probably uses twice as much fuel to burn an American. Just sayin .....
 
#6
Kinda find it odd that they are using diesel to burn bodies...
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
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#7
Don't they have nuclear reactors to properly dispose of "problems?"
 

infected4g64

I hate this name
#8
reminds me of that whole tri-state crematorium thing in Atlanta.
 

Deadbent

You can go fuck.
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wasn't there one of those in indiana too not too long ago?
 

Xyn

3 letters, 0 meaning
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The sad part is that there is not much to those people to begin with. It probably uses twice as much fuel to burn an American. Just sayin .....
Nah, we tend to be obese. All that blubber burns up nice and toasty.

We should export our dead over there for crematory fuel. About time we start opening up some new international revinue streams.
 
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Nah, we tend to be obese. All that blubber burns up nice and toasty.

We should export our dead over there for crematory fuel. About time we start opening up some new international revinue streams.
Too bad that wasn't true...

Crematoria struggle with obese

Crematoria are struggling to deal with spiralling rates of obesity. Expanding waistlines are forcing many councils to spend thousands widening their furnaces, the Local Government Association has warned.

In some cases grieving relatives have to travel hundreds of miles to find crematoria that can accommodate over-sized coffins.
Standard coffins range from 16-20 inches, but coffins up to 40 inches are becoming increasingly common.

The LGA, which represents over 400 councils in England and Wales, is warning that local authorities are finding that many of their furnaces are too narrow to deal with these larger coffins.


Around 430,000 cremations take place in Britain each year.
In Lanarkshire, Scotland, a new 41-inch-wide cremator, has been dealing with the funerals of obese people from all over Scotland.

And Lewisham Council has ordered a special cremator from America, measuring 44 inches in width.

The crematorium has taken coffins from as far away as the West Midlands and Gloucester.

As part of a £1.2m refurbishment, a new furnace at Mintlyn Crematorium in Bawsey was recently installed by King's Lynn and West Norfolk Council to accommodate coffins a metre wide.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has plans to install a 42-inch cremator in the next few years to deal with wider coffins.

Growing problem

In 1980, 8% of women and 6% of men were classified as obese.
By 2004 this had increased to 24% of men and women and by 2010 is expected to rise to a third of all adults.

Hazel Harding from the LGA, said: "As long as the nation keeps on piling on the pounds, pressure will continue to be placed on crematoria.
"This is just another demonstration of how the UK's obesity problem is putting a real strain on public services."

"The death of a loved one is always a difficult time and having to decamp to another area for the cremation just adds to the ordeal.

"It is important that grieving relatives get the service they deserve and councils are doing what they can to accommodate larger clients locally."
Tim Morris, chief executive of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management said: "The Institute has received calls from funeral directors from all parts of the country whose local crematorium is unable to cremate large coffins.

"The likelihood is that a large number of facilities will be upgraded to meet these requirements with some taking this opportunity to install a larger cremator."

Dr David Haslam, clinical director of the National Obesity Forum said: "It brings it home how big a problem it is.

"We've heard of obese people having to use animal MRI scanners and problems with aeroplane seats but this is linking it with death and of course there is an increased risk of premature death with obesity."

But Dominic Maguire, funeral director in Glasgow and spokesperson for the National Association of Funeral Directors said it wasn't a common problem.
"All crematoria can accomodate the overwhelming majority of coffins that are brought to them and only very rarely would a situation arise where there would be a requirement for an outsize crematorium."



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6566953.stm

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grail

Tahini sauce in my drawers
#12
Wrap them up in a wool blanket, then light. Works like a candle.
 

Jerry1

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#13
Nice to see we ain't the only ones with this high cost of fuel problem.

Heck of an alternative fuel though....
 

Sinn Fein

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One large bandsaw + two coffins = problem solved
 

DeltaPin

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Can I get that with an egg roll & a side of pork fried rice?
 
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