How long did the dust from 9/11 last?
Within seconds of the collapse of the World Trade Center, building materials, electronic equipment, and furniture were pulverized and spread over the area. In the five months following the attacks, dust from the pulverized buildings continued to fill the air of the World Trade Center site.
Who cleaned up after 911?
The Department of Design and Construction contracted five construction companies to clear the rubble of the WTC from Ground Zero (in order to reopen Wall Street as quickly as possible the NYC Department of Sanitation deployed thousands of staff to clean the area around the Stock Exchange and lower Manhattan in general) …
Where did all the debris from 9/11 go?
Much of the debris was hauled off to the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island where it was further searched and sorted. According to the New York Times, by September 24, 2001, more than 100,000 tons of debris had been removed from the site.
Were any bodies recovered from Flight 11?
During the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site, workers recovered and identified dozens of remains from Flight 11 victims, but many body fragments could not be identified.
How much money did 9/11 victims families get?
At the end of the process $7 billion was awarded to 97% of the families. A non-negotiable clause in the acceptance papers for the settlements was that the families were to never file suit against the airlines for any lack of security or otherwise unsafe procedures.
Where are pieces of the World Trade Center?
The artifacts went to community groups, museums, fire stations and military bases from Manhattan to Afghanistan. The rest can be seen at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center and in state museums in New York and New Jersey.