Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:45 pm Post subject: PUT IT ABOVE GROUND CONCERNS WITH CITY UPDATE
From Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:00 am to Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:59 am (included)
The continued disregard for the families by the city can be summed up in the last statement of this release.
Can anyone continue to believe that the city has the slightest care for the families if they are considering once again placing anything from the site at Fresh Kills.
This in itself is a slap in the face of all family members.
OUR CONCERNS IN BOLD TYPE…..HOPEFULLY THE PRESS WILL FOLLOW UP ON SOME OF THESE
Put It Above Ground
TO: 9/11 FAMILY GROUPS
FROM: PATRICK J. BRENNAN
THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
NEW YORK, N.Y. 10007
DEPUTY MAYOR FOR ADMINISTRATION
To: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Subject: Search for Human Remains at the World Trade Center Site
Date: November 15, 2006
As work on the abandoned Con Edison manholes and services boxes nears completion, we have created a schedule for the next phase of the search for human remains from the 9/11 attacks in the locations identified in the October 27th report. As you have instructed, this renewed effort will continue until we have searched every place where remains could be found. (THEN WHY ARE ONLY 4 BUILDINGS BEING SEARCHED AND WHY IS THE SERVICE WHERE WTC REMAINS HAVE BEEN FOUND NOT BEING TOTALY EXCAVATED) The recovery work will be done compassionately and thoroughly.(SEE LAST PARAGRAPH AS THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN CONSIDERING FRESH KILLS AS A DEPOSITORY FOR THE FINES ALSO THE RECOVERY CONTINUES TO BE HIT OR MISS HOPING FOR A MISS AND NOT BEING DONE BY FORENSIC EXPERTS)
At the World Trade Center site, exploratory excavations are planned for the haul road, a section of Liberty Street, and the site of the former St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 140 Liberty Street.(THE TOTAL BASEMENT OF THE CHURCH WAS BURIED OVER AND NEVER SEARCHED WHEN THE BUILDING WAS BULLDOSED YET WE ARE STILL ONLY DOING EXPLORATORY DRILLINGS) Material removed as a result of these excavations will be taken to 11 Water Street in Brooklyn, the site of the former temporary headquarters for the Office of Emergency Management (except in cases where the material tests positive for hazardous materials). At 11 Water Street, forensic anthropologists from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) will sift through the material and attempt to recover human remains and personal property.
Any human remains that are recovered will be transported to the OCME offices where the staff will try to make identifications using DNA technology. Personal property will be handed over to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) where the Property Clerk Division will work on identif’ing the owners and returning items to family-members.(THERE IS STILL NO RESPONSE TO THE CBS STORY AS TO THE REPORTED PROBLEMS WITH THE INVENTORY OF ALREADY FOUND PERSONAL ITEMS)
All material excavated at the World Trade Center site will be tested by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) before it is transported to 11 Water Street. Any material that tests positive for hazardous materials will be sifted and abated on the World Trade Center site, by workers wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. (IF THERE IS ROOM TO SIFT THIS MATERIAL ON SITE WHY CAN’T ALL THE MATERIAL BE SIFTED ON SITE AGAIN BECAUSE IT WILL POSSIBLY DELAY CONSTRUCTION)
DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2006
RE: SEARCH FOR HUMAN REMAINS AT WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE
The exploratory excavations are set to begin in December, when the work on the original manholes is complete. At that time, the site at 11 Water Street will be ready to receive material. The exploratory excavations could last until the end of next summer, depending on what is recovered.
Material removed from subterranean structures outside of the World Trade Center site identified in the October 27th report will also be transported to II Water Street for sifting by the OCME. The material will be removed at night and the work will be coordinated so that Verizon, Con Edison and DEP access structures on the same streets simultaneously to minimize traffic disruptions. (ONCE AGAIN UTILITY WORKERS ARE BEING GIVEN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND REMAINS. DON’T THEY REALIZE THAT HAD NOT THE INITIAL BONE JAMMED THE INDUSTRIAL VACUUM THREE WEEKS AGO ALL 206 REMAINS WOULD HAVE BEEN DISCARDED WITH THE SLUDGE AND WE WOULD NEVER EVEN HAVE KNOWN ABOUT IT. JUST ASK THEM WHAT HAPPENED TO THE “DEBRIS” IN THE SEWERS AFTER 9/11) we anticipate that the removal of material will begin in December and will be complete by the spring.
The rooftops of the Millennium Hotel and One Liberty Plaza as well as material from the interiors of 130 Liberty Street (Deutsche Bank), Fiterman Hall and 130 Cedar Street will be sifted on-site at those locations.( WHAT MAKES THE OTHER BUILDINGS SURROUNDING THE SITE EXEMPT FROM FLYING REMAINS SO MUCH FOR BEING THOROUGH SEARCH) Any human remains recovered on the rooftops or interiors of these buildings will also be taken to the OCME offices and personal property will be handed over to the NYPD.
The operation at the Millennium Hotel will begin at the end of this week and is expected to last two weeks; we will begin work at One Liberty Plaza immediately following the completion of the work at the Millennium Hotel. The operation at Deutsche Bank is ongoing (persoimel are there today) and will continue until the end of February. (HOW COME WE HAVE HEARD NOTHING ON THE STATUS OF THE REMAINS FOUND IN APRIL OR THE REASON FOR THE AIR QUALITY SHUT DOWN LAST WEEK) The operation at Fiterman Hall will begin in January and continue until the end of May. OCME will make an initial assessment of 130 Cedar Street this month and we expect that operation to be completed by next fall.
Sifting operations at every location will be witnessed by members of the NYPD and the Fire Department. We have been in touch with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation about the possibility of storing the material at Fresh Kills once it has been carefully sifted. (SO MUCH FOR COMPASSION HAVE THEY LEARNED NOTHING FROM THERE EARLIER MISTAKES. WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO IF THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT BURY THESE AS THEY DID THE EARLIER FINES)
Finally, the schedule outlined above is subject to change due to unforeseen events; its implementation will be coordinated by the Office of Emergency Management and the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center. (KEY WORD IS CONSTRUCTION)