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World Trade Center and Pentagon debris cleanup ongoing

The debris removed from the site in New York is being taken to Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. As of Novembe...


The debris removed from the site in New York is being taken to Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. As of November 6, according to the New York City Office of Emergency Management, 409,848 tonnes of debris and 98,839 tonnes of steel had been moved from the site — 30,602 garbage trucks and 6,497 construction dump trucks filled with rubble. The work has been ongoing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week since shortly after the attacks, and there is no indication when it will be completed.
At the Pentagon site in Washington, 10,000 tonnes of debris and steel were removed in 550 dump truck loads during the effort to find victims, and since October 18, when demolition of the damaged portion began, 15,000 tonnes has been removed. The debris and steel are going to various landfill sites.


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