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Families protest plan for 9/11 remains

NEW YORK - Critics of the plan to eventually place the unidentified remains of 9/11 victims at bedrock in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum gathered Sunday near ground zero to release an informal survey of some victims’ families that showed more than nine-tenths of respondents opposed the proposal.

A group of 17 families sued the city, seeking to require officials to solicit opinions from the relatives of the more than 2,700 victims at the World Trade Center.

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The group lost its case but is appealing the decision.

In the meantime, the group conducted an informal poll, using a list of 2,100 victims’ family members and close friends.

The families involved in the lawsuit say that putting the remains inside the walls of a museum is a desecration, and they object to the site’s being 70 feet below ground.

Some have said they want the remains to be exhibited above ground, outside the museum, in a manner similar to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

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