DH Griffin was accountable for the Floor Zero clean-up.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — WFMY Information 2 has talked to DH Griffin many occasions through the years. He was the purpose particular person on the Floor Zero clean-up. Many occasions, he is informed us how he began as a volunteer and the way he devised a plan to take down a 27-story piece of Tower 2.
However this week, marking the 20 years, I talked with him about particulars of the clean-up and issues most of us by no means even considered when it got here to what was within the rubble.
“There have been over 30 federal companies that we needed to cope with every day. There was $500 million value of gold and silver inside a number of the financial institution vaults contained in the World Commerce Heart,” mentioned DH Griffin.
“We needed to work with the DEA, there have been a number of hundred kilos of medicine onsite within the US Customs proof rooms. Working via the purple tape of 38 companies a day was difficult however we had an amazing crew and everybody had their coronary heart in the fitting place to do the fitting factor.”
There have been greater than 1,000 vehicles within the basement garages. Griffin and his crew additionally needed to cope with the Subway of us. There have been two trains that ran beneath the WTC towers.
Nothing was scooped up and thrown out. It was taken to 2 off-sites, the place it was separated by hand as groups regarded for not simply the issues he talked about, however rings, watches, wallets that households needed of their family members.
Griffin was at Floor Zero for 9 months. His crew was there for a full 19 months.