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Woodlawn Bio-Reactor to house bird flu carcasses?

By johnboy 20 October 2005 11

ABC Online is reporting that, in the event of an out-break of bird fly in NSW the carcasses will be interred in the mighty Woodlawn Bio-Reactor just up the road from us.

It seems like a sensible thing to do but one wonders where it will end. Compared to the horrors of the English BSW and foot and mouth slaughters of recent times where funeral pyres covered the landscape (and spead the disease) I bet they wish they had a bio-reactor to dump carcasses into.

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Thumper 3:46 pm 21 Oct 05

Fair enough. Will do.

Maelinar 3:44 pm 21 Oct 05

Thumper, just watch soylent green, I’ve brought it in for you to watch today

Thumper 3:41 pm 21 Oct 05

‘Tis a fowl thought….

johnboy 3:02 pm 21 Oct 05

They’ve also got a railhead direct to the hole, which is a bonus for handling these birds.

If they can make the bioreactor work it’ll be a big, big deal towards sustainability.

Jey 2:56 pm 21 Oct 05

It’s a bit gross to think about, but if it’s safe and viable then sounds like a good way to get power.

johnboy 2:53 pm 21 Oct 05

rotting birds anyway.

best all round if they’re dead eh?

Jey 2:51 pm 21 Oct 05

So dead birds will be used to power stuff?

johnboy 2:06 pm 21 Oct 05

the bio-reactor concept as i understood it involved them sealing the thing so they could extract the waste gasses for power generation.

so it should in theory be safer than landfill.

RandomGit 12:27 pm 21 Oct 05

Chicken Tonight straight from your kitchen tap, mmmmmmm!

Caz 11:23 am 21 Oct 05

Interesting concept. About 7 years ago they wanted to make Woodlawn into a landfill but there were fears the waste would seep into the water supply. The rotting bird cardasses won’t do the same thing?

SchrodingersCat 10:19 pm 20 Oct 05

Can we bio-react dead people too?

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