Stop the New Market Body Farm!

  • By: Whitney Cotter
  • Target: Arthur Bohanan, B.J Ellington and Carson-Newman College/University

Putting in a Body Farm can do a lot of damage to the community! The property values are going to be diminished greatly, because in all honesty who wants to live near a body farm or a cemetery for that matter. Another flaw is the run off waste from the decomposing bodies. Most people on Riddle Road have well water. That sounds great doesn’t it! Not to mention coyotes carrying body parts off. I'm sure it will be fenced, but how many wild animals do you think a fence will keep out when they smell meat? Another concern of mine is the traffic; Riddle road is a nice quiet street. When Carson-Newman wants to open the Body Farm there the quietness goes as well. The University of Tennessee has a Body Farm which isnt 30 minutes down the road from New Market.
As B.J Ellington (Carson-Newman, a forensic nurse practitioner) said "If we can discover what kind of toxins go how far and how long they're likely to be there, we can help protect them," Does this mean that we have to be afraid of airbourne diseases too and how far they go?
Ellington also said "We want to see what that decomposition does to the ground, the water and the air around it." My take on this is that it proves there will be toxins in the air, ground, and water, which includes our drinking water.

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