Outraged Survivors: Landfill Makes Poor Cemetery for Sept. 11 Victims

New York – Cremated human remains mixed with soil and ashes at the Fresh Kills Landfill, Staten Island, N.Y., have friends and family members of Sept. 11 victims clamoring for their removal. Although the majority of the remains at the Fresh Kills site has been covered with dirt and grass seed, survivors of the deceased want them transferred to Ground Zero, the more appropriate site for a memorial, they say. Diane Horning, whose son died on Sept. 11, is leading others who are outraged that the landfill is the final resting-place for loved ones. She plans to testify Tuesday before the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management’s hearing on the creation of a memorial for Sept. 11 victims at Ground Zero.