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8 House Members View Draft Bill on Independent Science/Tech Probe of WTC 1, 2, 7 Collapses

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A BILL

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To establish an independent committee of scientific and technical experts to investigate the structural failures causing the collapse on September 11, 2001 of New York City’s World Trade Center Buildings No. 1, 2, and 7 (WTC 1, 2, 7), and to make recommendations for legislative action and regulatory changes to address such design problems for present and future high-rise buildings.

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Bill may be cited as “The Investigation of Structural Failures of New York City’s World Trade Center Building No. 1, 2, and 7 (WTC 1, 2, 7) Act.”

 

SEC. 2. PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS

(a) Purposes – The purpose of this Act is to establish a committee of independent experts in science and technology to perform a detailed and comprehensive examination of the array of widely reported, but heretofore unexamined evidence and hypotheses concerning the cause of the collapses of WTC 1, 2, and 7; and to issue a report of its findings to the President and to the Congress, which shall also recommend legislative action and regulatory changes governing the construction and maintenance of steel-framed high-rise structures in the United States.

This investigation will provide total focus on areas beyond the limitations governing the 9/11 Commission because there were no scientific nor technical experts empaneled. Such limitations are a likely source for the high rate of public disbelief (81% in a 2006 CBS/New York Times poll) concerning the Commissions’ conclusions about WTC destruction. Data did not include an examination of evidence concerning the collapse of Building No. 7, a 47-story structure; it was never hit by aircraft, but suffered small fires and sank into its footprint within 6.5 seconds at 5:20 p.m. September 11, 2001.

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Despite recommendations to modify existing codes in steel-framed high-rise buildings, to date none have been made in the United States either for construction or materials.

With important evidence surrounding the collapses left largely unexamined, speculation about these events has grown exponentially in many scientific and technological circles as well as with millions of Americans.

Lee Hamilton, co-chair of the 9/11 Commission, admitted that panel’s shortcomings and has strongly recommended a continued investigation. FBI director Louis Freeh (1993-01) was among several officials suggesting the Commission itself was engaged in a “cover-up.”

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Dr. Ellis is the principal of Ellis & Associates, LLC, a writers group in Portland OR, a nominee for a Pulitzer Prize in history in 2004 (The Moving Appeal), and a former journalism professor at Louisiana's McNeese State University and Oregon State (more...)
 

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