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Medical Examiner's Office Says Human Remains From WTC Site Were Moved Before Sandy

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The city medical examiner's office is informing the families of September 11th victims that human remains found at the World Trade Center site have been moved.

The medical examiner said the remains were moved ahead of Hurricane Sandy in order to keep them safe.

Relatives of victims held a press conference Monday to speak out against the decision, which they said they weren't consulted about.

The ME's office then sent a letter to the families the next day explaining the move.

The old space was in Manhattan's Memorial Park on 30th Street, next to the medical examiner's office.

Officials decided that the site is vulnerable to future storms and is no longer suitable to store more than 9,000 human remains.

They've been moved to the new DNA Forensic Biology Laboratory building nearby on First Avenue.

The remains will eventually be moved to a permanent memorial at the September 11th Museum. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP