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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: REQUEST TO THE MEDIA FOR HELP GETTING ANSWERS
From Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:00 am to Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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To Our Friends in the Media,

First let me begin by thanking those of you who have covered our attempt for a comprehensive search effort at Ground Zero.

As you know there will be a special meeting of Community Board 1 next Tuesday as the Mayorís Office tries to push through a resolution stating that JPAC is not needed in the current effort.

Any of you that have been involved know that the current search effort continues to be mismanaged.

The city has dragged their feet and purposely tried to avoid areas where there was a good chance that remains could be found.

We need you to help us get the real story out to the public prior to this meeting.

We need you to ask:

Why a copy of the comprehensive search plan has not been released.

What is the current strategic plan?

Why did it take over two months to finally agree to excavate the Haul Road?

Why hasnít the site of the Greek Orthodox Church been excavated?

Since it is obvious that fresh fill was not used in the construction of the Haul Road, why is there not an investigation into the contractors who built the road?

Why have we not gotten one identification from any of the over 1,000 remains found this past year?

Have these remains even been tested?

If so when and what were the results?

The sifted material from the current search (manholes, haul road) is being stored at Fresh Kills. Where is the material from the Deutsche Bank Building (material that did not go through the process at 11 Water Street) being stored?

Is it also going to be sent through Water Street or has it already been discarded?

How deep are the current excavations of the Haul Road?

Are they going down to the original West Street?

How deep are they going in areas where the falling buildings breeched the road?

Now that they realize that they were wrong about the Haul Road, why arenít they expanding the rooftop searches to all surrounding buildings?

Finally with all that they have done wrong and continue to do wrong, why have they not asked for the support of JPAC?

Why do they state that JPAC never offered their services when in fact in response to Senator Clintonís request JPAC stated that they would be willing to come in but could not do so unless at the request of the Mayor?

Any help in getting these answers or at least making the public aware of these questions that the mayorís office refuses to answers would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.
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