- Monday, May 15, 2023
- 6:00 p.m.
In the aftermath of September 11th, roughly 1.5 million tons of debris was transported by truck and barge from Ground Zero to Fresh Kills, a recently closed landfill in Staten Island. Once the largest landfill in the world, Fresh Kills became the primary location to sort through and investigate the World Trade Center wreckage. To mark this extraordinary story of 9/11 response, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Richard Marx, who served as Incident Co-Commander, is joined by the former Director of the Bureau of Waste Disposal of the Department of Sanitation, Martin Bellew, and former NYPD Lieutenant Commander of Detectives, Roger Parrino. Together in conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, they discuss setting up interagency operations, the complex process to recover human remains, personal effects, and evidence, and the ongoing health effects suffered by the recovery community.