9/11 victims’ remains were incinerated, mixed with medical waste and put in landfill, says Pentagon panel
The remains of some of the victims of the 9/11 hijacking of flight No. 93 that went down over Shanksville, Pennsylvania, were incinerated, mixed with medical waste, and placed in a landfill, according to a gruesome new Pentagon report.
Issued by an independent commission chaired by retired Gen. John Abizaid, the report looks into allegations of improper handling at the Dover Air Force base’s mortuary of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, the Pentagon released the 9-member panel’s findings in an 86-page report (.pdf). On page 11, the panel notes that it was only after the committee’s work began that it was alerted to allegations that some 9/11 victims’ unidentified remains were handled improperly at the facility: