Fresh Kills landfill

Forensic experts to reexamine WTC rubble

New York forensic experts will start a major new search Monday through debris from the World Trade Center for remains of people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack, officials said.

About 844 cubic yards (645 cubic meters) of material recovered from the reconstruction site at Ground Zero will be combed for bones and other remains of the 2,752 people killed when hijacked airliners slammed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

"That material is going to be sifted to see if there are any human remains," said Jason Post, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "We're taking every step we can to recover the remains of 9/11 victims."

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Palin Expresses 9/11 Health Concern

Source: http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_283/palinexpresses.html

Downtown Express

Volume 21, Number 21 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Oct. 3 - Oct. 9, 2008

Palin Expresses 9/11 Health Concern

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, last week expressed concerns for Lower Manhattan residents and workers suffering from ailments believed to have been caused by the environmental fallout from the destruction of the Twin Towers. Tribute WTC Visitor Center officials say Palin made the remarks Thursday when she visited the center across the street from ground zero.

Lee Ielpi, the center’s co-founder, said Palin was taken aback when he told her of the large number of workers, residents and volunteers who have respiratory and other health problems because of 9/11. “We have to do something to help these people,” Ielpi recalls Palin saying.

Ielpi, a retired firefighter whose son was killed trying to rescue people from the towers, spent months searching for his son and other people killed in the attack.

Inside Story From the Men Who Cleaned Up 9/11

from http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=159_1174634215

from http://www.peppini.com/

"WTC Body Parts in Landfill — 9-11 Part 5"

Were all body parts painstakingly picked up and preserved during the Ground Zero cleanup operation? It may have been an impossible task, given the condition of the site. However, could they have done a better job? Was it more important to complete the cleanup operation than to find every single remain, regardless of size?

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Inside Story From the Men Who Cleaned up The Mess from 911.

Marked as: "Some information may offend any person with family involved in this mess."

Video Transcript:

Narrator:

"Did the cleanup crew remove and preserve every body parts [sic] found at ground zero?"

Interviewee: (cleanup worker at 9/11 ground zero — intermixed with background images of clean up, memorial and similar 9/11 images)

"Yeah, they made us do that until the end. Towards the end. That's when the people protested. That we were just loadin' them in, because they were finding most of the parts at the landfill." [Fresh Kills Landfill]

[audio cut?]

"That's when everything started slowing down."

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Line-of-Duty Death Benefits for Officer’s Work After 9/11

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/21/nyregion/21borjas.html

March 21, 2007

Line-of-Duty Death Benefits for Officer’s Work After 9/11

By SEWELL CHAN

The New York City Police Pension Fund has approved line-of-duty death benefits for the family of Cesar A. Borja, the police officer whose death in January became a symbol of the plight of those who worked in Lower Manhattan after 9/11.

The fund’s board unanimously approved the benefits on March 14. The decision, which was expected, did not resolve the question of what caused the chronic lung ailment that killed Officer Borja and what role his work in Lower Manhattan might have had in the development of the disease.

Under a state law signed by Gov. George E. Pataki in June 2005, public employees who took part in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts are presumed, if they became permanently disabled because of certain medical conditions, to have gotten sick in connection with the disaster.