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Fanning flames of cremation row

HOW we love to feed a controversy. Gail Walker tries her best to make a case for public outrage on the recovery of metal from cremations in Belfast, comparing the practice to a horror movie (Debate NI, November 18).

What did she think happened to metal that does not burn? Should families receive an urn and a rattling bag of charred coffin handles and hip joints? If the bereaved want mementoes returned, then they shouldn't put them in a coffin for cremation in the first place.

I don't think that families are as naive as Gail is suggesting.

R HUGHES

Ballyclare

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