Cremated Remains in Landfill Exceeded First Reports, Records Show

Thursday, 08 Dec 2011 10:57 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Far more cremated remains of troops were dumped in a Virginia landfill than previously acknowledged by the Air Force.

Records show that the partial remains of at least 274 troops were disposed of in the landfill before the practice was halted three years ago, The Washington Post reported.

The landfill dumping, first revealed by the Post last month, was concealed from family members and not disclosed to senior Pentagon officials. The remains were handled by the Dover Air Force Base mortuary.

Air Force records show that 976 fragments from 274 military personnel were cremated and taken to the landfill after being included in larger loads of incinerated medical waste between 2004 and 2008. An additional 1,762 unidentified remains also ended up in the landfill, the Post reported.

Unclaimed and unidentified body parts are now cremated and buried at sea, the Post reported.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Transgendered People Likely to Be Permitted to Serve in Military

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 12:46 PM

The Obama administration and Department of Defense likely will take action soon to allow transgendered military personne . . .

Vermont Town Embroiled in Debate Over 'Bacon' Sign

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 12:35 PM

A Winooski, Vermont, restaurant is at the center of a social media firestorm for removing a sign touting its bacon after . . .

Obama Facing Push From Both Sides on Immigration

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 12:29 PM

Lawmakers from both sides are pushing President Barack Obama on immigration, with advocates pressuring him to use his ex . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved