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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Residents of Portland's Montavilla neighborhood are unhappy about a new crematorium in their area.

For the past seven months, a small group of residents have worked to curtail the grim duties carried out most days at Cremation and Burial Care of Oregon.

"I just don't think it's appropriate," says Ted Whitney, 60, who for the last seven years has lived on NE 79th, just southwest of the pink building. "I don't think it's a small thing they're operating a furnace like this in our neighborhood without any public notification whatsoever."

Whitney and others worry about harmful particles that might accompany the incinerator's emissions. They complain of a "sickly sweet" odor and point out Vestal School is less than a block away. They also post videos to YouTube of black smoke pouring from the crematory's stack (something crematory experts say shouldn't happen).

Read more at The Portland Mercury.


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