Georgia county makes strict rules about new cemeteries and leak-proof caskets

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bibb-county-georgiaIn the heart of Georgia, Bibbs County has drawn national attention with a new law that makes it tougher to build new cemeteries and will prohibit natural burials, The Macon Telegraph reports.

Natural burial and consumer advocates say county commissioners are misinformed in their decision to severely limit cemetery locations and dictate how bodies are buried. The law doesn’t apply to existing cemeteries but sets strict rules regarding where cemeteries can be placed, and it demands that bodies be buried in a leak-proof casket or vault.

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