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This morning I was scanning some headlines when the following story caught my eye:
Dead bodies to be burned to heat UK swimming pool...
My response was one of disbelief until I clicked on the link and came to the actual article in The Telegraph perhaps slightly more appropriately titled:
My first thought was absolute revulsion! Heating public pools with with the heat generated by crematoriums. Could I allow my kids to take swim lessons at such a facility? It brought back images of Nazi death camps burning bodies and making a profit off of death.
Smoke rising from Hadamar, a Nazi eugenics facility
However, after reading the article, it spoke about heat in excess of 1,400 °F from the crematorium being vented to the atmosphere and the waste involved. Furthermore, a local authority estimated a savings of about $23,000 a year in heating costs to the town by diverting currently wasted energy.
What are your thoughts on the matter? I'm still trying to work this one out in my mind.