- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 16, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) — Scores of people rallied at ground zero Saturday to remember the fallen and call for a more thorough search for the bone fragments still being found at the World Trade Center site.

Activists have said they aren’t convinced that enough is being done to recover any small bits of remains that still might be hidden among other debris at the vacant Deutsche Bank building, which was damaged beyond repair when the trade center collapsed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Richard A. Gould, a professor of anthropology at Brown University, said he is concerned the teams scouring the building are using tools too crude to find every bone fragment.

“What the site needs is a careful, systematic clearing job,” he said. “So far, that hasn’t happened yet.”

The search for remains at the skyscraper resumed this month after a two-month break ordered by environmental officials.

More than 600 human bone fragments have been found on the 41-story tower.

The recovery of remains is being overseen by the city’s medical examiner and that office’s forensic anthropologist, Bradley Adams.


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