A novel idea from California – “liquid disposal”.
According to Assembly Bill 967 – now under consideration in the US state’s assembly – this ‘environmentally-friendly’ process would dissolve corpses in a bath of heated chemicals. After it dissolves the whole mixture is then sluiced away. Bones that don’t dissolve are crushed.
It’s claimed the ‘carbon footprint’ of this method of disposal is a quarter of that in cremation and a sixth of conventional burials.
Currently the only place in California where disposal by water is legal is in a basement laboratory at UCLA; cadavers no longer used by medical students are flushed down the drain.