About 1600 degrees.
2 hours for an average adult, 1 hour for a child, plus one hour cool-down time.
Only if it is a non-metal casket and if requested by the family. There are non-metal caskets made specifically for cremation.
Adult remains weigh 4-8 pounds, a child's remains weight about 2-3 pounds.
They consist of calcium deposits that look like small chunks of ground white coral. Most people mistakenly think they look like black ashes from a fire.
No, cremated remains are, in fact, quite sterile & sanitary. They do not present a health hazard other than the fact that they are very dusty and best to keep away from your eyes and not to breathe the dust.
99.9% all of the ashes are recovered from the chamber.
Oahu Cemetery has careful identity verification procedures that are conducted prior to cremation. Families may request to view the placement of the deceased into the chamber if they need further assurance
No permission or permit is required by the state or city. However, you may only scatter ashes on private property with the consent of the landowner. Discretion is highly recommended. Technically a permit is required to scatter ashes at sea within 3 miles of shore.
No, as long as you have permission from the landowner. Sea scattering or air scattering does not require permission from anyone. A high level of discretion is recommended. Technically a permit is required for the scattering of ashes within 3 mile of shore.
There are no restriction. Any type of container may be used.
We place the deceased in a certified refrigerator unit in the crematory.
Pacemakers are extremely hazardous when subjected to the heat of the cremation chamber and will explode. All pacemakers must be removed prior to cremation. Gold fillings, if recoverable, will be placed with the ashes.
In 2013 the Act 17 "Disposition of Remains" was signed into law. This law sets forth specific protocol regarding who has authority to decide the method of disposition of a deceased persons remains. In general, a person may leave written notarized instructions that direct the manner and conditions for the disposition of a person's remains. In the absence of such written instructions, the next in line is their surviving spouse/civil union partner. Next in line are a majority of the surviving children. Following the children are the surviving parents and then a majority of siblings. The list goes on from there You should rely upon the advice of an attorney in such matters.
Most of the residue seen, if any, is from the diesel fuel used to fire the chamber. There are very stringent state and federal laws that regulate crematory emissions.
Absolutely not. The intensity of the heat quickly prevents this from happening.
Surprisingly, there is very little odor associated with cremations. However, diesel oil odor may be present. The amount of emissions released is strictly regulated by state and federal laws. Oahu Cemetery & Crematory is in the process of replacing it's diesel fueled crematories with state of the art natural gas fueled crematory units.
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