2012年3月7日水曜日

911 victems went to landfill

911犠牲者の遺体の一部が、埋立地に処分された。
 米国防総省は、2001年9月11日の米同時多発攻撃による犠牲者の遺体の
一部が、埋め立て地で処分されていたとする報告書を発表した。

独立委員会による報告書
・航空機が突入した国防総省ビルの倒壊現場とペンシルベニア州での
 ハイジャック機墜落現場で見つかった遺体の一部が、民間の医療廃棄物
 処理契約者に引き渡された焼却された後、最終的には埋立地で処分された
 と推測される。

米国防総省は、軍人だけでなく、民間人の遺体もゴミ扱い。
当時、AAF77やUAF93の遺族は、遺体や遺物を捜していた。
膨大な遺体の一部をDNA検査して、選別することもなかったようだ。
臓器移植も含め、死体はゴミと言う信じる人の道徳なのだろう。
こんな道徳を押し付けられたくはない。

米空軍 遺体をゴミ扱い


---9・11犠牲者の遺体の一部、埋め立て地で処分=米国防総省---
2012年 02月 29日 09:37 JST
http://jp.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idJPTYE81S00F20120229

 [ワシントン 28日 ロイター] 米国防総省は28日、2001年9月11日の米同時多発攻撃による犠牲者の遺体の一部が、埋め立て地で処分されていたとする報告書を発表した。
 同報告書は、航空機が突入した国防総省ビルの倒壊現場とペンシルベニア州でのハイジャック機墜落現場で見つかった遺体の一部が、民間企業に引き渡された後、最終的には埋め立て地で処分されたと推測されるとしている。埋め立て地の具体的な場所については言及していない。
 この報告書は、米空軍がイラクやアフガニスタンで死亡した兵士の遺体の一部を焼却し、ごみ埋め立て地に処分していたことが昨年に発覚したのを受け、ドーバー空軍基地にある遺体安置所の改善を目的に作成されたもの。しかし、今回明らかになった新たな問題で、軍当局には再び厳しい非難の声が上がる可能性がある。


---Partial remains of 9/11 victims went to landfill---
FEBRUARY 28, 2012, 3:01 P.M. ET
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP090a6d42743c43b88a91160acf07533a.html

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon revealed on Tuesday that some partial, incinerated remains of 9/11 victims that could not be identified were sent to a landfill.

The number of victims involved was unclear, but the report said the remains were from people killed when a terrorist-hijacked airliner struck the Pentagon, killing 184 people, and another crashed in Shanksville, Pa., killing 40, in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

There was no indication that remains from the attack on the World Trade Center in New York were involved.

The report was by an independent committee that had been asked to examine practices at the military's mortuary at Dover, Del., the first stopping point for fallen troops coming home from war overseas.

The panel was formed after an investigation last November revealed "gross mismanagement" at the Dover facility and found that body parts had been lost on two occasions. After that investigation, news reports revealed that some cremated partial remains of at least 274 American war dead were dumped in a Virginia landfill until a policy change halted the practice in 2008.

Tuesday's report was explaining the old policy, which, it said, "began shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, when several portions of remains from the Pentagon attack and the Shanksville, Pa., crash site could not be tested or identified."

The partial remains were cremated, then given to a biomedical waste disposal contractor who put the remains in containers and incinerated those. The residual matter was then taken to a landfill, the report said.

"We don't think it should have happened," the committee chairman, retired Gen. John Abizaid, told a Pentagon news conference called to release the Dover report.

It was unclear whether families of the 9/11 victims were aware remains had gone to contractors and then to the landfill. In the case of the war dead, officials previously said that the remains were given to contractors only in cases where families had already buried their loved ones and had informed the military that they did not want to be told if additional remains were later found.

Such a development was not uncommon as the wars wore on in Iraq and Afghanistan, where bombs were the main insurgent weapon.

In the case of 9/11 victims, some remains from the Pentagon, where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed, were buried at Arlington National Cemetery on the first anniversary of the attacks. Three caskets of unidentified remains from the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in a field in Shanksville, Pa., were buried there last September.

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