Dover Air Base dumped 274 US troop remains at landfill
Incinerated partial remains of at least 274 troops were reportedly dumped at landfill between 2004-08 by the largest military mortuary in the US.
The Washington Post report was based on data from Dover Air Force Base, the main entry port for US war dead.
The newspaper first broke the story last month, but it was not known how many remains were dumped at landfill.
Families, who had agreed for the remains to be disposed of respectfully, were unaware of the practice.
Pentagon officials did not authorise the procedure, which was reported by whistleblowers.
Air Force officials, who have denied a cover-up, said last month they could not estimate the precise number of casualties’ remains sent to the Virginia landfill.