Families of Sept. 11th victims are calling for federal standards to be set on the handling of human remains from disasters. The group is calling for congressional hearings to set an ethical protocol for the remains.
The group opposes a plan to put unidentified remains of 9/11 victims in a repository at the World Trade Center memorial museum. Families say that would desecrate the memory of their loved ones.
Their opposition comes after the Pentagon revealed partial remains of several victims were incinerated by a military contractor and sent to a landfill. The disclosure came in a report by an independent panel that studied underlying management flaws at Dover Air Force Base mortuary in Delaware.