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September 11 group appeals New York decision on remains
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NEW YORK (AP).- A dispute over the future resting place of thousands of unidentified remains of Sept. 11 victims is going back to court.

A group of family members of 9/11 victims who oppose plans to put the remains underground in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is appealing a judge's decision to block them from gaining access to the names and addresses of the victims' families. The group wants to poll the families themselves.

Jim Riches, a spokesman for 9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims, said Saturday the group would like to see the remains encased in a kind of "tomb of the unknown soldier" that's above ground.

The city said releasing the list would violate families' privacy.

The appeal was filed this week.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.





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