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a specially equipped building intended for cre-mating the deceased.

The first crematory was opened in Milan in 1876. Present-day crematories house crematory furnaces, a funeral room for rites, and other rooms. A plot of land is usually reserved in the area surrounding the crematory for the burial of urns, and columbaria are constructed. The first crematory in the USSR was opened in Moscow in October 1927.

crematory, crematorium

A building for the incineration of the human dead.
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Orange Avenue in downtown Sarasota and adjacent Pre-Arrangement Center, the Bradenton Chapel and Crematory at 912 53rd Avenue W.
Much like our human crematory, our separate state-of-the-art facility for pets is operated by our certified crematory operators.
The neighbors fought the proposal for years, saying the crematory would bother them with noise, odor and smoke.
But the head of the crematory, Kim Ki Ho, said he did not remember the incident and could not confirm it through records since they were not at hand.
In 2002, dozens of decomposing corpses were found stacked in storage sheds and scattered in woods outside the crematory.
Last year, 334 bodies were found at Georgia's Tri-State Crematory.
Funeral Service Insider, whose editor, Vanessa Phillips, broke the Tri-State Crematory case, in which a Georgia crematory was discovered to be improperly disposing of bodies it was supposed to be cremating.
The afternoon will include guided tours of the crematory, together with an environmental and video presentation and free refreshments.
West Virginia introduced a number of bills dealing with the cremation industry and passed legislation to regulate the proper disposal of human remains by an embalmer or crematory operator.
The family members of roughly 300 dead loved ones who were thought to have been cremated at the Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Georgia, were recently mourning not only their loss but also cruel deception.
Ray Brent Marsh, 28, operator of Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Georgia, was arrested for a second time on Monday and authorities filed 11 new theft-by-deception charges against him, bringing the total to 16.