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CONCORD, N.H. - Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest — dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.
The process is called alkaline hydrolysis and was developed in this country 16 years ago to get rid of animal carcasses. It uses lye, 300-degree heat and 60 pounds of pressure per square inch to destroy bodies in big stainless-steel that are similar to pressure cookers.
Originally posted by MitchMagic
I believe in the show "Breaking Bad" they use lye to cover up a murder they committed. I don't think it's that new of a development.
Lye is also known as Sodium Hydroxide. When in contact with fats from the human body, it forms soap.
"IRISH SPRING" IS PEOPLE!!!!!!
I acknowledge the advantages of the process, but I too would prefer "Bury" to "Slurry".