Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:17 pm Post subject: IT BEGINS ALL OVER AGAIN
From Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:00 am to Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:59 am (included)
|Eight and a half years later and they are still finding potential remains at Ground Zero.
While we are glad that remains are being found we are once again reminded how poorly the recovery process has been handled.
These remains were from the Haul Road or the area that included hot spots.
Witnesses have stated that the Haul Road itself was constructed by unsifted debris from the pit itself.
This contention was supported when steel beams were found when the road was dismantled.
Although there was a very good chance that remains would be found in this material, the city let it sit unattended for over a year.
Delaying the process that started over eight years ago another 18 months.
Now family members will have to go through the ordeal yet again.
From day one the city has handled the recovery effort as a “when we get around to it” effort.
They have spent millions on a contract to a company with a questionable past that was supposed to produce a significant amount of identifications but have produced few.
They have refused to expand the search of the roofs of surrounding buildings and flat out refuse to resift the remains buried at Fresh Kills.
The recovery effort was forced to close to expedite the rebuilding at the site.
Well we all know how swiftly that has progressed.
Unfortunately at this rate they will still be finding remains as people are going into the Memorial.
One only has to refer to the way the Deutsche bank was handled to get an idea as to how the recovery effort was as well.
While we hope that some of these new remains actually lead an identification our hearts go out to the families that are continuously put through this ordeal.