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Contaminated Human Remains Transport Case (Chrt)

Our nation’s fallen troops deserve an honorable stateside burial. And fulfilling family burial requests is a priority for the Department of Defense.

Transporting contaminated human remains is difficult due to regulations, interstate hazardous material transportation laws, and long-term environmental concerns.

The inability to safely return contaminated remains to the families of service members who died in defense of their country has been a persistent problem. Many solutions have been explored, including mandatory cremation, but none of them have proven to be both fully technically, politically and socially acceptable; Until now.