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Alternative Cremation Options

Several alternate cremation options are available in Aurora. But the most recent cremation breakthrough is an alkaline hydrolysis technique, also called resomation. In the late 1990s, the method was introduced in the United States. The North American Cremation Association explains the procedure as “a process of water-based dissolution of human remains that uses alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes agitation and-or pressure to accelerate natural decomposition.” 


This procedure uses less energy relative to conventional burial and emits no pollution into the atmosphere, no matter what. Not all regions have made the regulatory reforms needed to provide this facility to families for funeral homes, and the cost of equipment is more than a traditional retort. Both factors currently limit the supply of resomation cremation facilities and alternate cremation solutions.