Cremation at Parker Morgue.

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Why do we need a crematory. Cremation has developed from .5% of our volume in 1983 to a present volume of 41%We are paying out more to a third Party crematory than it expenses to fund our ownWe need to give our customer base what they seek. Issues with third Party Operators. Mishandle by some out-of-state crematories have been in the mediaCalifornia
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Incineration at Parker Mortuary What are the truths?

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Why do we need a crematory Cremation has developed from .5% of our volume in 1983 to a present volume of 41% We are paying out more to a 3 rd Party crematory than it expenses to back our own particular We have to give our customers what they crave

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Problems with 3 rd Party Operators Abuses by some out-of-state crematories have been in the media California – more than one body incinerated in the same load in the meantime California & Texas - Families getting incinerated stays turned out to be those of their adored one Georgia – Disreputable administrator neglected to incinerate more than 130 bodies Returned to the memorial service homes a crate of talk, instead of cremains Bodies were found in and around an abutting lake on his property

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N.F.D.A. issued a notice As an aftereffect of misuse, The National Funeral Directors Association has freely cautioned burial service homes To work out "due perseverance" in managing 3 rd Party crematories Due to amateurish behavior and obligation Include unannounced assessments with documentation

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Parker Mortuary\'s Preference To by and by regulate each progression of the incineration procedure To guarantee our families that everything is done in a dependable, deferential and legitimate way

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Why should our crematory be nearby? We as of now have a 45\' x 100\' generously built distribution center Our coffin supplier opened a Mt. Vernon distribution center We no more stock coffins in the stockroom

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Why on location? Our distribution center havens (4) memorial service vehicles, yard hardware and office supplies 2/3 of our current stockroom is as of now empty permitting more than adequate space for The crematory unit and supplies another 12\'x12\'x7\' refrigeration office

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How does an on location crematory advantage our families and the group? Every incineration can be observed by our own staff through each progression of the procedure We have staff nearby day in and day out for security against unfairness Our 12\'x12\' refrigeration office will ensure general wellbeing Allows families time to settle on choices about Viewing Cremation Immediate internment

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Some families incline toward being available at an incineration Either for religious explanations behind genuine feelings of serenity knowing their cherished one is watched over appropriately An inclination that they need to go at all times adored one (like a family staying for a grave shutting) Admittedly an uncommon event Requested by maybe 12 of our past families However those families do merit our best

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Families Present (proceeded with) We can oblige such demands all the more effectively and reasonably on location. Sending them to a mechanical park encompassed by assembling plants and business distribution centers on a rock street is not our best Locating a crematory in a country region range Gives the impression incineration isn\'t right or undesirable This isn\'t the situation. Incineration is a spotless and sterile procedure.

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Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory 5005 Frederick Blvd Saint Joseph, MO 64506 The crematory has an appealingly designed and serenely coordinated family seeing range, where relatives may witness and additionally take part in the incineration procedure. Relatives may take an interest by impelling the incineration procedure from controls situated in the review room.  This choice is especially essential for people of specific beliefs. Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory has and dependably will endeavor to suit the necessities of all religions as their traditions manage.

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Why on location? - Utilities-It took 3 ½ weeks for us to decide MO Gas Energy could give adequate stream and weight even at 15 th & Joplin The more rustic an area, the all the more impossible adequate supply could be given

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Why on location (proceeded with) We would have the additional cost of obtaining area Erect or buy a considerable working To ensure the friends and family, in whom we have been depended, against injustice To secure our generous interest in hardware against criminal break-in and storms

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Why on location (proceeded with) We would need to transport every person to the area Significant bother and cost Increases plausibility of infectious presentation We would need to carry out noteworthy worker hours to manage the procedure and would never carry out our employment of security and assurance equity

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Where are crematories typically found? In the 4 conditions of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas There are 82 working crematories 82% (67) are inside consolidated city limits 16% (13) are in unincorporated township points of confinement And 2 work inside the Mark Twain National Forest

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Where are crematories? 84% (69) are situated inside 500 ft. of a living arrangement, some inside 50 ft. Numerous burial service homes and graveyards find their crematories inside their primary open working Of 35 Missouri crematories alone, 63% (22) had them in their fundamental building Several others directly over the road 3 had 2 working incineration units and 2 others had 3 units working

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Ozark Memorial

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Chappel Crematory

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On-Site (proceeded) If any part of the procedure brought about smell or a general wellbeing danger Why might they put them in their principle building where individuals Conduct burial service game plans Attend viewings or appearances Attend benefits Further, why on the planet would Parker Mortuary do that? We would not.

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Community Benefit? Control infectious illness (with which we regularly bargain) Each time somebody with disease is moved Risk is expanded This is the reason our new refrigeration unit will be in the same on location building

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Community Benefit M.F.D.A. Catastrophe Preparedness 2 of our staff have taken an interest in preparing Equipment and work force are stocked by the group statewide Teams have gone to the Hyatt breakdown in K.C., Hardin Cemetery Flood and Katrina A transitory funeral home site Is one of the 1 st ventures in a different demise calamity

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Disaster Preparedness Our stockroom would be an immaculate impermanent mortuary site Including crematory Refrigeration Family and media meetings could be suited in our fundamental office

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Supply and Demand Any time organized commerce is confined, costs increment It will be left to 2 existing crematories to stay aware of expanding interest Joplin families would be a definitive looser Forced to pay perhaps higher costs Without advantage of rivalry keeping costs within proper limits

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Who directs crematories? U.S. Ecological Protection Agency Missouri Department of Natural Resources Missouri State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors 3605 Missouri Boulevard P.O. Box 423 Jefferson City, MO  65102-0423

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U.S. - E.P.A. Ordered in the Clean Air Act the E.P.A. directed broad testing At a Bronx, NY crematory in 1999 To figure out whether crematories justified further control and incorporation under their class of "other strong waste incinerators"

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E.P.A. Tried for Visible outflows Particulate matter Carbon Monoxide Nitrogen Oxides Sulfur Dioxide Dioxins and Furans At 3 working temperatures

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E.P.A. Test Results

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Visible Emissions Averaged 1.91% for the most noteworthy 6-Min. Mistiness EPA Rule for Limiting Visible Emissions (40 Code of Regulations Part 49 Section 124) is 20% In autonomous tests, our Therm-Tec unit worked at: 0

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Particulate Matter Averaged .08 Lb. every Hour Which likens to 1.6 Lbs. per ton (Parker Mortuary would need to work our crematory for 1 year and 8 months to create 1 ton) The E.P.A. Limit for Other Solid Waste Incinerators is 4.7 Lbs. per ton

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Particulate Matter A regular high-volume crematory emanates not exactly ½ the same number of particulates as A Fast Food Restaurant A private chimney produces 6 times a greater number of particulates than that of a high-volume crematory High-volume is 260 - 8-Hr. Days every year or 1300 cases for each year Parker Mortuary will create 204 cases for each year working at 15.7% the measure of high-volume

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Carbon Monoxide Averaged 1.6 Parts for every million @ 7% oxygen The regular state farthest point is 100 Parts for each million

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Fireplace A private chimney radiates 58 times more carbon monoxide

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Diesel Trucks A diesel truck transmits 366 times more carbon monoxide (coincidentally… this is an E.P.A. photograph)

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Nitrogen Oxide Averaged .39 Lb for each Hour An eatery flame broil midpoints .48 Lb for every hour

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Sulfur Dioxide Averaged .07 Lb. every hour Which compares to 1.4 Lb. per Ton The EPA direction on OSWI is 2.5 Lb. per Ton

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Dioxins and Furans Averaged 110.5 Nanograms for each Minute Low contrasted with OSWI The estimation unit ( nanogram) is one-billionth of a gram The E.P.A. says introduction likewise originates from Burning family unit junk, a chimney And even Forest Fires

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Results depended on consistent operation The normal crematory works 3 hours for every day At current volume, Parker Mortuary\'s crematory will work at a normal of 1 hour for each day

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E.P.A\'s. reaction Immediately after the test, crematories were dropped from "low need" to "low need" Testing demonstrated that crematories work so far underneath suitable breaking points for business/modern incinerators, they require no further directions

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E.P.A. Last Rule On December 16, 2005, E.P.A. entered its last lead into the Federal Register, 40 CFR Vol. 70 No. 241 Page 74881 Rules and Regulations: "Human crematories are not strong waste ignition units and are not a subcategory of OSWI for control" The tests demonstrated that regardless of the fact that included as OSWI, cremato

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