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Carson-Newman cadaver site faces legislative threat

11:48 PM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
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There's now a legislative threat to a planned body farm at Carson-Newman College.

In October, Carson-Newman announced it plans to add a cadaver site as part of its new forensics program. Jefferson County commissioners have approved re-zoning land for the program.

Thursday, Senator Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains filed a bill that prevents any new body farms until the state passes rules and regulations to oversee them.

Body farms present before January 1 would not be affected under the measure.

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