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Baltimore County Council approves bill for natural burials
Baltimore County Council approves bill for natural burials

A bill approved Tuesday by the Baltimore County Council allows certain rural areas of the county to be used as natural burial grounds — where bodies can be buried without being embalmed or placed in heavy caskets. But council members heard an earful from a group of north county residents who said they felt blindsided by the legislation and didn't have time to gather information and voice concerns. "This deal stinks to high heaven," said Mike Farley, who lives less than a mile from a property in the Hampstead area of Baltimore County where owners want to open Resh Mill Preserve, a natural burial ground. Farley and others said the only chance they had to testify on...

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