9/11 families press on with fight over plans to place remains of unidentified victims at museum

Associated Press

A group of September 11 families is pressing on with its fight over a plan to put unidentified remains from the 2001 attacks in the museum at the World Trade Center site.

The group filed a lawsuit seeking contact information for families of the Trade Center victims so they can poll the families about how the remains should be handled.

A judge denied the request but the group appealed, and oral arguments on the appeal are set for Wednesday at the Appellate Division in Manhattan.

Officials plan to take the remains seven stories below ground and place them in the new museum behind a wall.

The group that filed the lawsuit would like to see the remains encased in a kind of “tomb of the unknown soldier” instead.

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