Remains of 200 9-11 victims just found at ground zero–where’ the media coverage

I just picked up this Reuters story from Matt Drudge. While the media has focused on the Twin Towers Memorial for the 9-11 terrorist attacks they seem to be “missing in action” in coverage of the following report:

Oct 26, 6:39 PM (ET)

Recovery work continues at the site of the World Trade Center, five years after the attacks of…


NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 200 pieces of human remains have been found at the World Trade Center site since the discovery of bones by workers clearing rubble from manholes sparked a new search a week ago, an official said on Thursday.

The Twin Towers in New York City were hit by hijacked passenger jets and collapsed on September 11, 2001, killing 2,749 people. Some 1,150 of the victims have either not been identified or not recovered.

A spokeswoman for New York’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said that on Thursday an additional nine pieces of bone were found, bringing the total for the week to 202 pieces, ranging from 1 inch to 12 inches in length.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the clean-up of the site, although he said he was at a loss to explain why the bones had not been discovered sooner.

The manholes where the bones were first discovered last Thursday had been covered by a temporary road built after the attacks to allow in cranes to start removing debris.

“Who is going to be held responsible for the emotional, mental and physical damage this has done to the families?” said Adele Milanowycz on putitaboveground.org, a Web site posting updates for families on the searches.

“Why is this not front-page news? We read about bodies being found in Iraq in mass graves and we are horrified. How is this not horrifying the world?” wrote Milanowycz, who lost her son Greg in the attacks.

Bloomberg has said the city would not shut down construction while searches continued on the western edge of the site where commemoration ceremonies for the families of victims are held on each anniversary of the attacks.

The discovery is the latest setback for the rebuilding effort at the World Trade Center site. Construction of a new Freedom Tower began in April after bickering over financing, security and design delayed plans.
Larry


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