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9/11 Families, Fearing Flood, Battle Plans For Remains At Museum

Rendering of the 9/11 Museum (credit: Thinc Design with Local Projects)

Rendering of the 9/11 Museum (credit: Thinc Design with Local Projects)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - More than 11 and a half years later, the battle continues over where to house unidentified 9/11 remains at the World Trade Center site.

Sally Regenhard, who lost her firefighter son Christian in the attack, says the families’ wishes are clear.

“They do not want these remains to be in a museum,” she told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.

They’ve been battling for years the plan to have the remains underground at the 9/11 Museum, pushing instead for an above-ground tomb.

But now they have the added fear of a superstorm Sandy-type flood.

“I can just picture these remains floating away with everything else,” she said. “It is such a bad bad area to do anything, but certainly not to put something 70 feet below sea level.”

“It’s an atrocity. It’s an atrocity,” she added.

Jim Riches also lost a firefighter son Jimmy said a museum is not the proper setting.

“Then they’re going to charge an admission to get in there. We find that very insulting and disgusting,” he said.

Regenhard said they’ll lobby the mayoral candidates for support while pleading for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to step in.

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