Monday, September 11, 2006
Metal from ground zero promptly sold for scrap
Baosteel Will Recycle World Trade Center Debris
January 24, 2002)
A shipment of scrap steel from New York's collapsed World Trade Center will arrive in Shanghai tomorrow, according to media reports. The steel was bought by Shanghai Baosteel Group Corp. and several other domestic mills, which are always eager to buy scrap metal.
Baosteel Group, the nation's largest steel firm, has purchased 50,000 tons of the scrap steel from "Ground Zero," the ruins of the September 11 terrorist attack, at no more than US$120 each ton, according to yesterday's Beijing Youth Daily.
Most of the scrap will be recycled into ingots, but part of the relics will be mold-ed into WTC souvenirs, the paper said.
A collection of high definition photos of World Trade Center cleanup.
Photos of World Trade Center: Ground zero 31 October
In some of these pictures are steel beams that are cleanly cut, rather than sheared off.
It is believed that this was done by thermite, an ultra-hot explosive used by building demolition experts.
Destruction of Evidence from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center
The Destruction of Evidence from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center following the events of September 11, 2001, occurred, even though the criminal code requires that crime scene evidence be kept for forensic analysis. FEMA had steel recovered from the building rubble destroyed or shipped overseas before a serious investigation could take place.
However, the Associated Press reported in a February 26, 2004, update that not only did the FBI ban the removal of crime scene evidence "after 13 agents stole WTC rubble," but also stated that "'All relevant evidence connected with the WTC crime scene was properly retrieved, catalogued and maintained.