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Crematorium

An example of the work at a crematorium in Mass. Human ashes cool as crematory operator Joe Bancewicz prepares a retort, or cremation ovens, at Mount Auburn Cemetary February 21, 2002 in Watertown, MA. The cemetary has been performing cremations for 100 years and does about 900 per year. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Massive Proposed Crematorium Would Incinerate 10 Bodies A Day In East Oakland

A “mega” crematorium that would cremate 3600 or more bodies a year planned for a low-income neighborhood could lead to increased pollution, according to community leaders rallying against the Neptune Society’s planned facility at City Hall Tuesday night.

05/06/2014

An example of the work at a crematorium in Mass. Human ashes cool as crematory operator Joe Bancewicz prepares a retort, or cremation ovens, at Mount Auburn Cemetary February 21, 2002 in Watertown, MA. The cemetary has been performing cremations for 100 years and does about 900 per year. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Alleges East Oakland Air Too Polluted To Allow Crematorium

The Neptune Society’s plan to build a crematorium in East Oakland has raised concerns that an area already choked by poor air quality will have to contend with yet another source of pollution.

12/12/2013

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park crematorium, May 15, 2013. (CBS)

Fire Destroys Crematory At Colma Cemetary

A three-alarm fire destroyed a crematory in Colma Wednesday morning, a fire chief said.

05/15/2013

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