ERROR: 'Molten Steel at Ground Zero is Evidence of Basement Bombs'
There is abundant documentation that molten metal --
probably molten steel --
was in the Ground Zero rubble pile for an extended period
of time after the 9/11 attack.
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numerous eyewitness accounts of molten metal
by Ground Zero workers.
These observations are consistent with several other credible lines
of evidence of persisting areas of extreme heat at Ground Zero:
- The dust clouds generated by the collapses expanded rapidly
to several times the volumes of the towers.
- Hot spots on the surface of the rubble piles were recorded
through remote sensing.
- The rubble pile continued to smoke into December of 2001.
The observations of molten metal are evidence for demolition
in a number of respects,
given the difficulty of explaining the requisite temperatures
as resulting from random fires.
For example, since molten iron is a by-product of the highly exothermic
reaction of thermite, observations of quantities of the substance
fit the hypothesis that thermite or thermite-like reactions
were instrumental in the Towers' destruction.
In contrast to the above,
motlen metal observations have been used to support
erroneous theories of the controlled demolition of the Towers.
For ecample, the following excerpt from the American Free Press
suggests that the molten steel corroborates the theory that
underground explosions precpitated total collapses of the Twin Towers.
American Free Press has learned of pools of "molten steel" found at
the base of the collapsed twin towers weeks after the collapse.
Although the energy source for these incredibly hot areas has yet
to be explained, New York seismometers recorded huge bursts of energy,
which caused unexplained seismic "spikes" at the beginning of each collapse.
These spikes suggest that massive underground explosions may have literally
knocked the towers off their foundations causing them to collapse.
In the basements of the collapsed towers, where the 47 central support
columns connected with the bedrock, hot spots of "literally molten steel"
were discovered more than a month after the collapse. Such persistent and
intense residual heat, 70 feet below the surface, could explain how these
crucial structural supports failed.
Peter Tully, president of Tully Construction of Flushing, New York, told AFP
that he saw pools of "literally molten steel" at the World Trade Center.
Tully was contracted on September 11 to remove the debris from the site.
Tully called Mark Loizeaux, president of Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI)
of Phoenix, Maryland, for consultation about removing the debris.
CDI calls itself "the innovator and global leader in the
controlled demolition and implosion of structures."
Bollyn asserts that "unexplained" seismic spikes
were registered at the beginning of the collapses -- an
erroneous interpretation of seismic data.
The theory that
were instrumental in the destruction
of the Towers, is
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