9/11remains

OUTRAGE AT LANDFILL OVER 9/11 REMAINS

Source: http://www.nypost.com/seven/03242007/news/regionalnews/outrage_at_landfill_over_9_11_remains_regionalnews_kati_cornell.htm

OUTRAGE AT LANDFILL OVER 9/11 REMAINS
By KATI CORNELL

March 24, 2007 -- Recovery workers who sorted through 9/11 debris at Fresh Kills on Staten Island have accused the city of dishonoring human remains at the landfill - charging that poorly sifted material from Ground Zero was even used to "fill in potholes."

Eric Beck, a supervisory construction worker who oversaw sifting machinery at the dump, claims that he saw city Sanitation employees load inadequately searched debris from conveyor belts onto tractors and use it "to pave roads and fill in potholes, dips and ruts."

Meanwhile, city police officers tasked with picking out remains and personal effects from the conveyor belts constantly asked that the belts be slowed down "so that they could properly sift through debris," said Beck, who worked up to 20 hours a day.