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Crematorium Heats Swimming Pool

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the skimming-the-ashes dept.

United Kingdom 7

The Redditch Borough Council has come up with a brilliant plan to save money heating the public swimming pool. They plan to let the local crematorium do it. If the proposal goes through, the Abbey Stadium Sports Centre will be heated from the furnaces of Redditch Cemeteries & Crematorium. From the article: "But local people have expressed concerns at the proposals, branding them 'eerie'. Simon Thomas, of Thomas Brothers Funeral Directors, said: 'I don't know how comfortable people would feel about the swimming pool being heated due to the death of a loved one, I think it's a bit strange and eerie. I'm not comfortable with it at all and I think trying to save money due to the death of someone's family member or friend is a bit sick. I think it will cause uproar and may even put people off using the facilities which would lose the council money." I guess this is one way to get the goth kids swimming.

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Eerie Efficient? (1)

Onuma (947856) | more than 3 years ago | (#34998930)

That's an ingenious idea. With so many people complaining about carbon emissions, why not knock out two birds with one stone?

Besides, the next time you go swimming at Abbey Stadium Sports Centre, just think that your grandma's presence really does warm you up...

Be green (1)

Excelsior (164338) | more than 3 years ago | (#35001178)

If we are going to be green and morbid, we might as well go all the way. The real green way to dispose of bodies is to mulch them. Humans are rich with nutrients, and mulching takes less energy than incineration. Our public parks would benefit greatly with grandma feeding the dogwoods.

Re:Be green (1)

basotl (808388) | more than 3 years ago | (#35009348)

And decomposition produces heat so your solution would be a win/win.

Re:Be green (1)

M1FCJ (586251) | more than 3 years ago | (#35010968)

First, donate to the medical causes. Anything that can't be recycled to new bodies, used to teach medical students and improve science can be composted. At least this way it's maximum utilization. Just burying it into the ground or burning it is a waste.

Re:Be green (1)

William-Ely (875237) | more than 3 years ago | (#35016594)

I was toying with an idea to use fat to power a steam generator to solve the energy and obesity crisis in the USA. Basically you have all the fat people get major liposuction and the excess fat is used to fuel what would be the worlds largest grease fire. Maybe I could work out a way to use your mulch idea to solve the homeless problem.

Soylent heat (1)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 3 years ago | (#35013682)

Soylent heat is people!

domesticated people :/ (1)

amn108 (1231606) | more than 3 years ago | (#35019714)

People die. Nothing eerie about it. A delegation from the shores of Ganges will do them good.

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