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Protecting Groundwater From Coronavirus Mass Grave Contamination

JOHANNESBURG

From building cemeteries away from human settlements to erecting fences around graves, South Africa is drawing up plans to protect the country’s water supply from contamination if mass coronavirus burials become a necessity. Accessing land that is environmentally safe for mass graves is a long process, say environmental experts, warning that if the country’s death toll spikes current cemetery space won’t suffice.

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