Arsenic Contamination in Graveyards: How the Dead Are Hurting the Environment

Arsenic contamination in the ground and water around cemeteries is just one spark of the green burial movement.

The typical 10-acre swath of cemetery ground contains enough coffin wood to construct more than 40 homes, nine hundred-plus tons of casket steel, and another twenty thousand tons of vault concrete.
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