I live on Oahu in the state of Hawaii in a residential area with a crematorium. In spite of trying to work with the State Depart of Health to try to control their emissions, they continue to emit smoke and gases that permeate our home and the surrounding neighborhood. We are trying to get two bills passed. One is to require a permit for operation. This is the only crematorium on our island that is not required to have a permit since they were in operation before 1972, and therefore, are grandfathered. Yet, this is the only crematorium that is situated in a heavily populated residential area….and they handle 50 percent of all of the cremations on this island. The second bill states that the director of the Dept of Health shall establish ambient air quality standards specifically for crematories….
If you have anything or know of anything that can help us in our fight for clean air, please let us know. Thank you so very much – (Name Withheld)
Video of smoke from crematory in Oahu, HI