Relatives of 9/11 victims object to underground museum

A group of family members of 9/11 victims has put up an argument against the storing of unidentified remains in a museum being built to honour the dead.

Critics have said the storing of the remains of those who died at ground zero should never happen as set out in current plans.

The relatives have claimed they were never consulted about the decision of a repository and laboratory to be controlled by the city medical examiner.

Plans have been drawn up for the repository to be built at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which is set to open next year.

While some individual family members have said they are open to an above-ground memorial and repository, they do not want the remains to be underground.

The protesters have called on museum officials to consult with the families of over 2,700 victims before going ahead with the repository.

The remains are currently at a temporary location.

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