I've been watching the news non-stop keeping track of the disaster in Haiti, and it's got me thinking about the best way in situations like this (third world poverty stricken countries with little infrastructure, destroyed by a natural disaster) what is the best and most dignified and healthy way to dispose of decaying bodies? Is there any alternative to these mass graves and should the US and first world countries begin thinking of new ways to dispose of bodies in situations where 50,000+ bodies might be laying in the street? I was thinking of maybe a quick and safe form of cremation, a way that bodies can be quickly cremated and there ashes collected. It might be a sort of morbid question but this is really serious, especially because this IS Haiti. While mass graves are fine and dandy the Haitian people are in danger this hurricane season especially if land slides occur like they did in 2008 is it possible if the dead are not buried properly that dead bodies carrying diseases could turn up and contaminate the already sickly up water supply? Just something I was thinking about. It's tragic how many lives have been lost, and it just begs the question how is this nation going to deal with it?