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Environmental Lessons Lurk in 19th-Century Cemeteries | MNN - Mother Nature Network


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Tamara
- 645 days ago - mnn.com
Society needs to reframe its approach to environmental problems, and the past offers potentially valuable inspiration on how to do this, according to a historian and author. He sees promise in the principles behind the gardenlike cemeteries established



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Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:24 pm
Not to throw cold water on this article, but there is a serious environmental issue concerning people who live adjacent or close to older cemeteries. Unless the cemetery is Jewish, bodies were pumped with embalming fluid. I know of 2 cases where after 50 years, this chemical has soaked into the ground, making drinking water a hazard for people in the area. Who would have thought embalming fluid would not evaporate, this is not the case.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:44 am
Noted , Thanks .
 

Lynn D. (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:11 am
Was very interesting,............thanks!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:43 am
Noted thanks.
 
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