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Remains of Some 9/11 Victims Went to Landfill

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A new Pentagon report reveals that partial remains of some 9-11 victims were sent to a landfill after they could not be identified.

The victims were among those killed when a terrorist-hijacked airplane struck the Pentagon, killing 184, and another crashed in Shanksville, Pa., killing 40.

The report says several portions of remains that could not be tested or identified were given to a bio-medical waste disposal contractor. The contractor incinerated them, then took them to a landfill.

The information was in a report on the military's Dover mortuary, where the practice of putting partial unidentified remains in a landfills was discontinued in 2008.

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Comments [2]

"The contractor incinerated them, then took them to a landfill."

Not a cemetery!!? Maybe with a little headstone saying "Remains of the Unknown 9/11"

gah.

Feb. 28 2012 05:19 PM
Wally Balloo from just over there

I swear, I can't imagine what some people are thinking sometimes.....

Feb. 28 2012 04:56 PM

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