North America

In North America, ICMP contributed to the process of identifying victims in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Lac Mégantic train disaster in Quebec in 2013. At the invitation of the authorities in Louisiana, ICMP also applied DNA technology to victim identification in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Canada

On 6 July 2013, a train derailed in Lac Mégantic, Quebec producing a massive explosion in the center of this small community and claiming more than 40 lives. The extremely high temperatures produced by the blaze severely damaged the human remains, and the authorities from the Quebec Laboratory of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine approached […]

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United States of America

  2001: The World Trade Center Attacks, New York City In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the ICMP Chairman at that time, Jim Kimsey, and ICMP Commissioner, Her Majesty Queen Noor, met with the Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, to offer help. ICMP […]

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