SPRING HILL, Tenn. - Officials in Spring Hill came together to break ground on a controversial new crematory on Thursday morning.
The Spring Hill Memorial Park and Funeral Home has worked for more than a year to get approval for the crematory.
Last year, the funeral home was turned down by the city after some nearby residents launched a campaign opposing the crematory, because of health concerns about emissions.
But a study showed there was only a very small chance those emissions could harm the public.
"We're a good neighbor, come and ask us the questions. When the issue was first brought up not one person that had the complaint came to our funeral home, they did not go to the City of Spring Hill and ask questions. They went direct to the media," said Pam Stephens with Spring Hill Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
The crematory is being built at the Funeral Home's location on Main Street. It's expected to be completed in four to six months.