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A disturbing report from the Pentagon revealed that remains of unidentified men and women recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., were incinerated and ultimately dumped in a landfill.

According to the Washington Post, it was the first time the Pentagon has said that some remains of 9/11 victims taken to the Dover Air Force Base mortuary later ended up in a landfill.

This isn’t the first time the Dover Air Force Base disposed of human remains in this fashion.

In November, The Washington Post revealed that the Dover mortuary for years had disposed of incinerated portions of remains of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in a Virginia landfill.

Dover explained that it had dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 service members in the landfill between 2003 and 2008, when the practice ended.

Retired Army Gen. John P. Abizaid lead the inquiry report into the dumping case, but did not quantify how many human remains from Sept. 11th were disposed of in this manner.

The report said the remains “could not be tested or identified,” apparently because they were too small or charred to allow for DNA analysis.

Those remains were cremated first, but then handed over to a “biomedical waste disposal contractor,” according to Abizaid’s report.

Under an arrangement with the Air Force, the contractor transported bags of the medical waste for incineration.

We are shocked by this latest revelation. Was Dover right to dump the remains of 9/11 victims into landfills?

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