Independent Study Confirms Red/Gray Chips in WTC Dust NOT Thermite
A thread at the James Randi Educational Foundation has previewed a new paper done by an accredited forensic scientist. After extensive study of the WTC dust and red-gray particles found within it, Dr. James Millette has conclusively demonstrated that the particles are not thermite in any shape, form, or function.
The red/gray chips found in the WTC dust at four sites in New York City are consistent with a carbon steel coated with an epoxy resin that contains primarily iron oxide and kaolin clay pigments.
There is no evidence of individual elemental aluminum particles of any size in the red/gray chips, therefore the red layer of the red/gray chips is not thermite or nano-thermite.
The red layer is an epoxy resin containing primarily iron oxide and kaolin clay pigments. Paint, in other words. The gray layer is the carbon steel.
Many thanks to Chris Mohr who went out on his own to get this work done.