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Board tables request to build crematorium

Pollution, legal worries prompt delay

Posted: August 15, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MELISSA SUE GERRITS - 08/14/2014 - Embalmers and Funeral Director's Board member Bobby Burns, looks over paper work while discussing his feelings over the building of a crematorium about 400 feet from a public school at a meeting August 14, 2014. Board Inspector, Leslie Stokes, sits at his right. The board met to vote on a permit for a crematorium in Russellville after many residents spoke out against it during a 3 hour public hearing. The vote was tabled for a later meeting.

An attempt to build a crematorium near a Russellville-area school was delayed by a state board Thursday over pollution concerns from residents and questions about the legality of a proposed procedure.

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