City to begin searching 9/11 attack debris again

By Bill Sanderson New York Post

After a three-year hiatus, the city is about to resume sifting through debris from the 9/11 attacks in hope of finding more human remains.

Starting Monday, anthropologists will sift through 590 cubic yards of material from the World Trade Center site.

Most of the debris comes from around 130 Liberty St., on the south end of the World Trade Center. The debris couldn’t be searched earlier because of construction work at 1 World Trade Center and other projects.

Since 2006, the city has sifted 15,781 cubic yards of dirt and debris from around the World Trade Center, and found 1,845 human bones and other remains.

The expanded search for remains began after some human bones were found inside a Con Ed manhole that had been paved over in 2002.

The city plans to set up its sifting apparatus at Fresh Kills in Staten Island.

Some 2,750 [sic – 2,749] people died at the World Trade Center in the September 2001 terror attacks.

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