Snellville Officials: No Way to Stop Crematory

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - City officials in Snellville have told a group of residents they see no legal reason to block the opening of a crematory near homes.

City Manager Russell Treadway spent two weeks researching the environmental effect of crematories. He said at a City Council meeting Monday night that he found no hard evidence that crematories are dangerous.

Interim Planning Director Jason Thompson said owner Chris Nuzum has met city and state requirements to open the crematory.

Residents in the Atlanta suburb expressed concern that it would emit mercury and other toxic chemicals.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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