Medical Examiner Begins Sifting WTC Debris For Sept. 11 Remains
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York City medical examiner has started sifting construction debris from the World Trade Center site in an effort to find any human remains from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
City officials said about 60 truckloads of construction debris from the site have been sent to the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island in the last 2 1/2 years.
Since 2006, the sifting technology led to 34 additional positive identifications.
A total of 2,753 men and women were killed when terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Only 1,634 — or about six in 10 — have been identified.
Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said in a memo Friday that DNA testing will continue until every possible identification can be made.
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