Sánchez begins the exhumation of graves in the Valley knowing that the cost will be 213 million

The government of Pedro Sanchez has already announced, while the granting of pardons was materializing, its desire to initiate the exhumations of graves in the Valley of the Fallen. And it does so with a report from the Ministry of Justice that considers “almost impossible”Identify the mortal remains of the ossuaries. And with a calculation from the same department that estimates the cost of the exhumation in 213.29 million euros.

The Government already has a building license with which it ensures that it can exhume graves. The exhumation plan, in fact, is underway despite the express opposition of more than 70 from families who have demanded that the ossuaries not be touched with the remains of their ancestors. And despite the sum of reports and calculations from the Ministry of Justice that detected between 2011 and 2018 important obstacles to carry out this work. The first report, from the Ministry of Justice, assures that it is “almost impossible” to identify the mortal remains of the ossuaries. The study was prepared by forensic experts in 2011, as this newspaper has already published.

The second calculation comes from February 2018. And there it is indicated that the minimum estimated cost of the exhumation would amount to 213.292.846,23 euros. The calculations were based on the cost of identification by means of DNA tests – which would be around the 300 euros for each analysis and, having to be done in duplicate, they would rise to 600 euros for each sample-; added payments for analysis of reference family samples to identify corpses; They also included the architectural actions in the crypts, accesses and necessary auxiliary means; the costs of the rest of the architectural actions in premises of the Valley of the Fallen to house a laboratory; and they added the costs derived from the handling of the remains by specialized personnel, the generic personnel expenses and the costs of the coffins. Result: 213.29 million euros.

Individual identification

The 2011 study, for its part, also pointed out important conclusions: “After the final exam, we can see that: movements of bone remains have developed from some chapels and / or crypts to different ones that have not been collected in the books of initial registration ”. In addition to “as there is no check-in record to ensure the content of the columbariums, the possibility of knowing the number of skeletal remains that made it up is very limited ”.

The third conclusion points out that “given the absence of external identification controls (due to deterioration, not being placed in origin, etc.) in the columbariums, the possibility of correlating them with the registry books is almost impossible”. A fourth argument is added: “The fracture of the wooden columbariums, and the release of their content to the outside, is largely due to the deterioration of the material used by the passage of time, being very likely that the action of moisture detected inside the crypts and / or chapels has been very directly responsible for this deterioration ”.

The report adds that “individual identification of the bone remains deposited in the crypts and / or chapels is almost impossible given the state of the columbariums observed and the spread of the remains through the crypts and / or chapels.” And that “the lack of systematization at the time of transferring the remains to the different chapels and / or crypts, greatly hinders individual identification, given that the observation carried out shows that, there has been a mixture of different bone remains in the same chapel and / or crypt, in addition to a very probable separation of bone remains of the same individual in different places ”.

But, despite all this, the Government has been drilling the walls of the crypt for some time so that relatives can see the coffers in which the mortal remains of their ancestors rest. According to the Association in Defense of the Valley of the Fallen, the Executive has taught, to top it off, wrong ossuaries. Ossuaries located on floors where the remains that it claims to show do not lie. And it is that, according to the association, it has pierced walls thinking that the floors of the Basilica coincide with the heights of the galleries of ossuaries. And it is not like that. The mistake: that the third floor of the temple does not coincide with the third gallery of the ossuaries, as can be seen in the plans and documents that OKDIARIO has reproduced.

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