1. SCANDAL

    9/11 Remains Ordered to Landfill?

    Dover Air Force Base mortuary employee Bill Zwicharowski reacts during an interview with The Associated Press about his and two other employees' whistleblower complaints that led to a Pentagon investigation of the nation's largest military mortuary in Wyoming, Del., Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

    An official at the Dover Air Force mortuary says he pushed to have the remains of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks buried at sea, but that he was overruled by military officials who insisted they be mixed with medical waste and handed off to a contractor. The contractor then incinerated the remains and dumped them in a landfill. “We fought the fight, but I had zero clout back then,” he said. “The decision was made at a higher level.” The official previously exposed other problems at the mortuary, including missing body parts. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered Pentagon officials to investigate the matter.

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