Councils across Britain could be called on to aid with burials
By Elisabeth Duke
14 April 2001

Government ministers are considering ordering councils to bury slaughtered animal carcasses in landfill sites - even if they are in areas where no outbreaks of the foot and mouth infection have occurred. It would award itself emergency powers to allow the measures to be taken
But agriculture chiefs have promised only animals uninfected by the disease will be disposed of in this way. They have given assurances that environmental considerations will be paramount however the carcasses are disposed of.

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