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A plan for heating homes in one of Sweden's largest cities is giving cold chills to some residents -- the city wants to use heat from a crematorium.

"It's a little sensitive to take heat from human bodies to warm our dwellings," said Aake Danielsson, a priest in the Church of Sweden, the newspaper Aftonbladet reported Tuesday.

Officials in Helsingborg, about 300 miles southwest of Stockholm, are enthusiastic about the plan.

The heat doesn't come directly from cremated bodies, which leave behind residue that includes toxic substances such as mercury. Burning these substances in a secondary chamber provides the heat for homes.

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