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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: IS ANYONE SURPRISED?
From Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:00 am to Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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To All,

Please take a look at these excerpts from the Mayor's 10/27/06 Press Release after the "accidental" discovery of remains in the Con Edison manhole.

In light of the recent recovery of 87 remains at 140 Liberty we thought it would be prudent to revisit this release.

We have highlighted points we would like to discuss along with our italicized comments.

To read complete release go to


"Although the report finds that the vast majority of the site had been thoroughly searched and is free of human remains"

The recovery of over 1,500 human remains clearly shows that the new search was based on the faulty assumption that the vast majority of the site was thoroughly searched.

"it recommends the continued excavations on the haul road where remains have been recovered "

The city had to be forced to excavate the entire haul road as they were only planning to search where remains had been found. To date 407 remains and two 18 foot steel beams have been recovered.

"the exploratory excavation of the 140 Liberty Street parcel, the former site of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church"

Despite knowing that this location was paved over without ever being searched, the city only wanted to do exploratory searches. To date 137 remains have been found at this site.

"and the development of protocols for future construction on the site which would include having the City’s Medical Examiner on site to observe all future construction in areas that have not been excavated since 9/11"

Despite countless requests we have not seen any these protocols and to our knowledge the Medical Examiner is not currently on site overseeing construction

"This work will continue to be coordinated with the Port Authority and no construction delays are anticipated as a result ".

This appears to be the only item that has been faithfully followed.

In addition the press Release tries to logically explain why remains would only have landed on two rooftops and calls for the search of Fiterman Hall which we have not seen.

Is it any wonder with a process so full of holes that we are still finding remains today

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