WASHINGTON — Partial remains from some victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks ended up in a landfill, according to a Pentagon report released on Tuesday that revealed other blunders at the U.S. military’s main mortuary.
The Pentagon report said that several portions of remains found from the attack on the Pentagon and at the Pennsylvania crash site of a hijacked airliner presumably ended up in a landfill after being handed over to a private firm.
It did not say precisely where the remains ended up.
Retired General John Abizaid, briefing Pentagon reporters on the findings of the review of practices at the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, said it was unclear how many Sept. 11 victims’ partial remains were disposed of in this manner.
“I don’t know that there’s a way to find out,” Abizaid said.
The details were disclosed in passing in a report that focused…
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