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An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Cremation

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UCLA's Dean Fisher opens an alkaline hydrolysis machine that can dissolve bodies. (Lesley McClurg/KQED)
UCLA's Dean Fisher opens an alkaline hydrolysis machine that can dissolve bodies. (Lesley McClurg/KQED)

Lawmakers in several states are considering an eco-friendly option for human remains. It’s called water or flameless cremation and involves dissolving bodies in a chemical bath.

A bill to allow the process is making its way through the California legislature. Lesley McClurg (@lesleywmcclurg) of KQED takes a closer look.

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