9/11 attack victim's remains moved to ground zero, sparks controversy
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 00:54
May 10 - The unidentified remains of those killed in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center are moved to Ground Zero -- a move some family members call ''totally disrespectful.'' Gavino Garay reports.
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Lights, but no sirens.
The unidentified remains of those killed in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City are escorted to Ground Zero.
Nearly 8,000 of the fragmentary remains are taken to the repository at the bedrock level of Ground Zero.
The move is sparking controversy. Some say it's wrong to store the remains at what is essentially a tourist site.
Jim McCaffery lost his brother-in-law in the attack.
(SOUNDBITE) JIM MCCAFFERY, BROTHER-IN-LAW OF FDNY BATTALION CHIEF OF ORIO PALMER, WHO DIED ON THE 78TH FLOOR SAYING:
"I think the decision to put the human remains of the 9/11 dead in the basement 9/11 museum is just inherently disrespectful, and totally offensive."
The repository is not accessible to the public, but only to the city's medical examiner, and family members of victims lost.
The city said they'll be able to visit even when the museum is closed.
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