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Tuesday
Apr022013

New Remains Found in World Trade Center Debris?

DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Forensic teams resumed sifting debris recovered from the World Trade Center site on Monday, the first sifting operation since 2010.

The Medical Examiner’s office reports two potential human remains were recovered from the more than 500 cubic yards (60 dump trucks' worth) of debris brought from Lower Manhattan to Fresh Kills in Staten Island.

Since 2006, 34 new identifications have been linked to the site, with more than 2,435 human remains linked to victims previously identified. Still, of the nearly 3,000 who died in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, only 1,634 have been identified, according to published reports.

The potential remains recovered on Monday will be tested by a team of five scientists at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that still works almost exclusively on 9/11 DNA testing.

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