City to Conduct 3 Month Search for 9/11 Remains at Fresh Kills Landfill


fresh-killsFamily members of 9/11 victims received word Friday afternoon that the city will conduct a three month search for remains at the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island.

An email sent by Nazli Parvizi, commissioner of the city Community Affairs Unit, said that the city was opening a forensic mobile sifting platform at the Fresh Kills Landfill to evaluate the material in a manner similar to what was done at the Water St. facility in Brooklyn.

Anthropologists and other experts are expected to carefully search the material at the site.

Remains will be sent for testing at laboratories of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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