I came across this site recently and thought it deserved comment...
The 9/11 "truth" movement has dried up and blown away, having achieved none of its stated objectives or even bothering to get a single significant claim correct. ~ Mark Roberts
Seems that there are a few clowns out there who think that Mark knows what he is talking about:
"The Obi-wan Kenobi of debunkers" –Stephen Lemons, Phoenix New Times
"The Yoda of 9/11 reality...If this site is not to your liking, then you have melded with the ju-ju, and are beyond the enticements of reason.".–Physicist Manuel Garcia Jr.
The "most effective" opposition to the 9/11 truth movement––2007 truth movement poll
So how did Mark fare with debunking the molten steel of 9/11? His home page links to an other one of his pages. I've copied the link here:
Going to this page and looking for references to molten metals I find Mark quoting a NY Times piece that implies that fires are still burning three months after the twin towers were destroyed.
"The Fire Department is also adjusting its operations at the site. Some underground smoldering continues at isolated spots, particularly below where the north tower once stood, but almost all the fires are now extinguished and active firefighting has all but come to a halt."
Red Hot Debris. The removal of debris from the collapsed areas requires the safe lifting and maneuvering of very heavy steel beams, often twisted and tangled from the force of the collapse. Some beams pulled from the wreckage are still red hot more than 7 weeks after the attack, and it is suspected that temperatures beneath the debris pile are well in excess of 1,000°F.
Here are some excerpts from the relevant section:
Fires in the piles /Molten metal/ Eutectic reaction / Thermite theories
"As in a stubborn coal mine fire, the combustion taking place deep below the surface is in many places not a fire at all. Instead, oxygen is charring the surfaces of buried fuels in a slow burn more akin to what is seen in the glowing coals of a raked-over campfire. But the scale of the trade center burning is vast, with thousands of plastic computers, acres of flammable carpet, tons of office furniture and steel and reservoirs of hydraulic oil and other fuels piled upon one another.
Here Mark is implying that that slow underground burns of plastic, carpet, furniture, hydraulic oil and other fuels can heat steel beams to red hot for more than seven weeks. Is this implication even remotely credible?
To be fair he doesn't attempt to downplay the amount of heat present at the site:
The fires burned for three months after the attacks, and temperatures recorded from planes flying overhead reached as high as 2,000 degrees.
Bobby Gray: "A 30-foot column carried high above the ground would be cherry red. It wasn't in a molten stage, but it was certainly too hot to put on a truck because the truck beds are all wood.
But here's the link from his page which definitively falsifies his opening assertion that the truth movement did not get a single significant claim correct:
Going to this page, we read:
The Deep Mystery of Melted Steel
In 2004 a French film maker, Etienne Sauret, produced a documentary titled The First 24 Hours, in which rescue workers recount, among other things, 'rivers of molten steel' under the rubble of the collapse WTC towers. Official reports, such as this one, from the American Society of Safety Engineers, tell a similar story...
Here are quotes from the page which support the proposition that molten steel was present in the debris pile, rather than refute or debunk it.
An employee of New Jersey's Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue witnessed "Fires burn[ing and molten steel flow[ing] in the pile of ruins still settling beneath her feet."
The head of a team of scientists studying the potential health effects of 9/11, reported, "Fires are still actively burning and the smoke is very intense. In some pockets now being uncovered, they are finding molten steel."
A public health advisor who arrived at Ground Zero on September 12, said that "feeling the heat" and "seeing the molten steel" there reminded him of a volcano.
New York firefighters recalled in a documentary film, "heat so intense they encountered rivers of molten steel."