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SAN MARCOS — Texas State University's plan to build the nation's largest "body farm" of cadavers is on hold after the school scrapped its proposed site amid concerns that buzzards could endanger planes.

The university will scout a new location for what will be only the third body farm in the nation.

The school had hoped to begin burying bodies later this year.

By burying cadavers and studying human decomposition, researchers aim to help police better solve questions such as time and manner of death at crime scenes.

The proposed 17-acre site was on Texas 21 near the San Marcos Municipal Airport.

But after meeting with the airport's commission Tuesday, the university quashed the plan out of concern that buzzards would pose a risk to pilots.

"While the increased risk might be very small, it cannot be completely eliminated, and we cannot go forward with the Highway 21 site," Texas State Provost Perry Moore said.

Plans for the site included a razor-wire fence around the property, vulture-proof cages to protect exposed bodies and a 70-foot grass buffer around the site to absorb rain runoff.

Residents near the site complained about coyotes and diminished property values, but Texas State officials had been unmoved by those concerns.

Houston Chronicle
 

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I wouldn't want to live around that kind of farm:WTF
 

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:rolling: Ahhh...Return of the living dead 2008.....:rolling:
 

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Can I be buried there? It'd be cool to be eatin' by a bird. Then I could get pooped on some guys Corvette and still get to go for spins. :D
 

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That is so disgusting. I am all for scientific research and advancing mankind's knowledge base, but studying human decomposition is pretty nasty. I'd much rather look at Corvettes than decayed bodies. :WTF
 

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Can I be buried there? It'd be cool to be eatin' by a bird. Then I could get pooped on some guys Corvette and still get to go for spins. :D
Welcome back Patrick. We missed you. :rolling:
 

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Wonder what your thoughts on adams polishes would be in that afterlife :laughing:
 

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Wonder what your thoughts on Adams polishes would be in that afterlife :laughing:
I can see it now...New from Adam's....."PATRICK REMOVER" For those really stubborn bird stains....:rolling:
 
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