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An Australian innovation has allowed cremated human remains to be buried under trees in memorial forests. Cremated human remains contain high levels of sodium which can damage the composition of soil and prevent a plant from thriving. The innovation adds microbes to human ashes to neutralise pH and sodium levels which then allows the ashes to be infused with soil around trees.
New figures show a surge in the number of cases of silicosis, according to an article on the ABC (AU) website. A Silicosis taskforce member says every case of silicosis is evidence of system failure and NSW accused of failing to respond adequately to the crisis
Cemetery Safety Training -
Responding to popular demand, the Cemetery & Crematoria Association of NSW (CCANSW) has scheduled another Cemetery Safety course, to be held 7-8 November 2019 at the Rookwwod Cemetery. The course is suitable for all cemetery workers, and Full Financial Members of the CCANSW get their first two registrations free (see details & conditions below),
The National Indigeneous Times reports Indigenous burial customs are facing harsher criminalisation through the introduction of the Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 in the Northern Territory Parliament. The Bill was introduced in the Parliament’s August sittings and, if passed, it will enforce regulations around the burial of Indigenous Australians on Indigenous land.
A Christmas Memorial Service will be held at the Wollongong City Memorial Gardens (Wolongong City Council) on 4th December, commencing at 10:00am
The Mortonhall Crematorium in a multi-denominational crematorium in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is an example of Basil Spence's post-war expressionist style. Opened in 1967, the crematorium is set in mature woodland and is a Category A listed building. A walled memorial garden opened there in December 2015.