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Families of 9/11 Victims Want Poll Over Unidentified Remains


Family members want city officials to poll where the unidentified remains of victims should be kept.

A group of family members of World Trade Center victims is demanding New York City officials give it a list of next of kin for all the nearly 2,800 victims so they can poll them on the placement of unidentified remains.

The group announced Thursday it has filed a Freedom of Information Law request to get the relatives’ names and addresses.

It wants to poll the family members on the city’s plan to place more than 9,000 unidentified pieces of human remains at a subterranean site at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan

A spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg says many family members would be outraged if the city released their addresses.  He says family members were consulted about plans for the unidentified remains.