On this week’s episode of 9/11 Free Fall, former NIST employee Peter Michael Ketcham joins host Andy Steele to share his thoughts on the University of Alaska Fairbanks final report on World Trade Center Building 7.
Ketcham contends that it is now incumbent upon NIST, as a scientific agency with a duty to the public, to address these new findings and explain why they diverge so greatly from NIST’s own 2008 report on WTC 7.
We invite you to listen or to read the interview below.
Welcome to 9/11 Free Fall. I’m the host, Andy Steele. Today we’re joined by Peter Ketchum. Peter was a member of the NIST technical staff during the period between 1997 and 2011. He initially joined the high-performance systems and service division and later became a member of what was at the time the mathematical and computational sciences division of the Information Technology Laboratory.
A few years ago, he came out calling for a new investigation of the collapse of the three towers that fell on September 11th, 2001. We’ll be catching up with him today now, that the World Trade Center 7 report is out. Peter, welcome back to 9/11 Free Fall.
Well, thank you Andy. Thank you for inviting me and it’s a pleasure to talk with you again.
Well, it’s a pleasure to talk to you and hear so many different perspectives now that this report is out—something that we have been waiting for a very long time. Maybe not a long time in the span of human history, but for people who are eager for justice, it has felt like an eternity, but here it is. The World Trade Center 7 report is out and of course we have some very startling conclusions that are not compatible with what NIST has told us before.
And of course you are a former employee at NIST, so we’re going to be getting your take on this today. Let’s start with my first question. Considering that you are a former NIST employee and you did come out calling for a new investigation, has your life or view of the world changed at all since that time when you came out?