World Trade Center debris

Final sift of World Trade Center rubble yields 72 bone fragments

Jun 23rd 2010:

Washington - Remains of victims have been discovered in the rubble of the World Trade Center nearly nine years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:

Seventy-two bone fragments were found in about two dump trucks of debris that had yet to be sifted by forensics experts, US television's ABC News reported Tuesday, citing the New York Medical Examiner's Office.

The office said DNA testing was likely to identify some of the remains, given the size and condition of the bone fragments. About 1,000 people of the nearly 3,000 victims of the suicide plane hijackings that brought down the two towers of the World Trade Center have yet to be identified.The experts sifted through 645 cubic metres of debris over three months to find the remains. The debris was the last from the World Trade Center that had yet to combed.

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/330854,yields-72-bone-fragments.html

Realted:

Only 289 intact bodies were recovered. May-30-2002 - cnn.com

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Engineer Sees Evidence of Extreme Temperatures in WTC Steel

A structural engineer who was a member of the team assembled by the American Society of Civil Engineers to investigate the World Trade Center site after 9/11 has described numerous phenomena indicating extremely high temperatures suffered by the WTC structural steel. This appears to be further evidence that high-temperature explosives, such as thermate, were used to bring down the towers.

Dr. Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, who specializes in studying structural damage done by earthquakes and terrorist bombings. He flew to New York on September 19, 2001 to conduct a two-week reconnaissance of the collapsed towers, hoping to gain an understanding of how they'd come down. He was able to examine numerous pieces of steel taken from Ground Zero. [1]

He said the towers were exceptionally well designed and built, describing the WTC as "the best-designed building I have ever seen." [2] Yet the structural steel had suffered unusual warping and other major damage:

  • Astaneh-Asl said that steel flanges "had been reduced from an inch thick to paper thin." [3]

Bloomberg To Congress: 9/11 Victims Need More Help

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Marks 9/11

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (File)

AP

Source: http://wcbstv.com/politics/local_story_080114853.html

Mar 21, 2007 11:49 am US/Eastern

Bloomberg To Congress: 9/11 Victims Need More Help

(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked Congress today to reopen the compensation fund for 9/11 terrorism victims, saying the city could otherwise lose billions of dollars to lawsuits.

Bloomberg says just because injuries and illnesses have been slower to emerge should not disqualify people from getting the help they need.