Sifting of World Trade Center Debris Begins

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

wtc-debrisThe New York City medical examiner says it has started sifting construction debris from the World Trade Center site in an effort to find any human remains from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The work began Monday. It’s expected to continue for about 10 weeks on Staten Island.

Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said in a memo Friday that DNA testing will continue until every possible identification can be made.

City officials say about 60 truckloads of construction debris have been collected around the site over the past 2½ years. A skyscraper will replace the twin towers.

Some 2,750 people died at the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. So far, 1,634 people have been identified.


  • Dude

    They’re just NOW starting to do this?!?!

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  • haahaa

    wow. think they would have done this sooner. somebodys family has been in there for that long and there now getting around to getting them out. dead or alive there still someons family and shouldnt sit there for that long.

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