Incineration

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  • the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes

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  • the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes

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Incineration Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Incineration is a form of waste disposal in which waste is burnt.

The first incinerators for waste disposal were built in Nottingham by Manlove, Alliott & Co. Ltd. in 1874. They were originally known as destructors.

The first incinerator in the US was built in 1885 on Governors Island in New York, NY.



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  • Antares Orb-3 Rocket Explosion and Frightening Incineration Captured by Up Close Launch Pad Videos/Photos: Pt. 2
    Video Caption: This up close launch pad camera view is a time lapse sequence of images showing the sudden catastrophic explosion of Orbital Sciences Antares Orb 3 rocket seconds after blastoff and destructive incineration as it plummets into a hellish inferno at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, on Oct. 28, 2014, at 6:22 p.m. It […] Read more on this news related to 'Incineration'
  • LETTERS: Incineration of garbage the only practical solution for Iqaluit
    For years, Iqaluit has agonized over waste disposal. As the community has grown, waste has gone from a minor concern to a major crisis. Burn it, don’t burn it, create another dump — and so it goes, years and years of unsatisfactory solutions. The problem persists and Iqaluit has become what has to be the most polluted, disgusting, filthy community in all of th Read more on this news related to 'Incineration'
  • Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations
    The Greek Orthodox Church says it will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body. "The incineration of the body is not in keeping with the traditions and actions of the Church, for anthropological and theological reasons," the Church said in a statement. Read more on this news related to 'Incineration'

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