Pentagon rushes to learn number of 9/11 remains sent to landfill - The Washington Post

The Pentagon scrambled Wednesday to try to determine how many victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had their remains incinerated and dumped in a landfill.

Senior officials acknowledged that they were caught flat-footed by the revelations, made in a Pentagon report released Tuesday, about remains from Sept. 11 being sent to a Virginia landfill, and they pledged further investigation of the matter.

Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff, said that contrary to the Pentagon report, it did not appear that unidentified remains of victims of the United Airlines Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pa., were disposed of in a landfill, “as best we can tell.”


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