Firefighting efforts at the World Trade Center Disaster Site

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"It was determined that 3 million gallons of water were hosed on site in the fire-fighting efforts between 9/11 and 9/21"... "In addition, there were 2 episodes of rain during the same 10 day period after the attack: on 9/14 and 9/20 , totaling 0.9 million gallons of water per Bathtub area. Considering the neighboring area, one can take 1 million gallons from the rain. Therefore, a total of 4 million gallons of water percolated through the debris in the first 10 days and collected at the bottom of the Bathtub." llnl.gov http://www.marinefirefighting.com/Pages/Newsletters/Newsletter9.htm


"Almost 12 weeks after the terrorist atrocity at New York's World Trade Center, there is at least one fire still burning in the rubble - it is the longest-burning structural fire in history."

Dec 3 2001: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1634


"The rain fell off and on, often heavily, throughout the morning Friday."

Sep 14, 2001: http://www.courttv.com/assault_on_america/0914_rain_ap.html (cached copy)


Friday 09/14/2001 Rainfall: 1.9 inches

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KNYC/2001/9/14/DailyHistory.html


Thursday 09/20/2001 Rainfall: 0.82 inches

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KNYC/2001/9/21/DailyHistory.html


Friday 09/21/2001 Rainfall: 0.37 inches

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KNYC/2001/9/21/DailyHistory.html


"They're working amid some heavy rain and lightning."

Sep 21 2001: http://www.wnbc.com/news/962722/detail.html (cached copy)


"Just in the last week the fires have actually been put out," Gov. George Pataki told a group of about 50 upstate elected officials during a tour of the disaster site on Wednesday. Battalion Chief Brian Dixon confirmed later Wednesday that the main bodies of fire have been extinguished, although he said small pockets or "hot spots" are still being discovered. "The FDNY has made great progress in putting out the fires at the World Trade Center," Dixon said. But Dixon noted a firetruck remains on standby at the site, and the department considers it an active fire scene.

Dec 19 2001: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/12/19/archive/main321907.shtml cached copy


The fires that began with the Sept. 11 attacks had been strong enough that firetrucks had to spray a nearly constant jet of water on them. At times, the flames slowed the work of clearing the site. "You couldn't even begin to imagine how much water was pumped in there," said Tom Manley of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, the largest fire department union. "It was like you were creating a giant lake."

Dec 19 2001: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/12/19/archive/main321907.shtml cached copy


Dec 19, 2001, the New York Times announced that the fires at the World Trade Center were finally extinguished. http://www.rand.org/pubs/conf_proceedings/2006/CF176.pdf


In February 2002, firefighter Joe O'Toole saw a steel beam being lifted from deep underground at Ground Zero, which, he says, "was dripping from the molten steel." fallenbrothers.com cached_copy


"It was determined that 3 million gallons of water were hosed on site in the fire-fighting efforts between 9/11 and 9/21"... "In addition, there were 2 episodes of rain during the same 10 day period after the attack: on 9/14

and  9/20 , totaling 0.9 million gallons of water per Bathtub area. Considering the neighboring area, one can take 1 million gallons from the rain. Therefore, a total of 4 million gallons of water percolated through the debris in the first 10 days and collected at the bottom of the Bathtub."  llnl.gov http://www.marinefirefighting.com/Pages/Newsletters/Newsletter9.htm


2000 gallons of Pyrocool FEF foaming agent were sprayed on the "pile" starting September 28th. newscientist.com


"You couldn't even begin to imagine how much water was pumped in there," said Tom Manley of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, the largest fire department union. "It was like you were creating a giant lake." cbsnews.com

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