By Jon Murray Indystar.com A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit accusing a large defense contractor of concealing the risks faced by nearly 140 Indiana National Guard soldiers potentially exposed to a cancer-causing agent in Iraq. The ruling did not address any of the claims in the lawsuit, which could still be pursued elsewhere by [...]
Veterans exposed to cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in Iraq — including nearly 300 Oregon soldiers — should be treated as if they’d hit a roadside bomb and receive lifelong medical care and Purple Hearts, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said Thursday.
At a press conference in Portland, Oregon this morning, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon called for legislation to protect soldiers exposed to sodium dichromate by Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in Southern Iraq. Ten former Oregon National Guard troops were on hand,and Spc. Larry Roberta spoke on behalf [...]
A retired sergeant of the Royal Air Force has joined members of the West Virginia National Guard in a lawsuit alleging that they were exposed to a toxic chemical by a government contractor in Iraq in 2003, becoming the first British veteran to sue over the exposure.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First UK Iraq Vet Sues Contractor KBR Over Alleged Toxic Exposure Contractor also accused of misleading British military HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2010 – A retired Royal Air Force sergeant joined more than 80 U.S. veterans in litigation against military contractor KBR, Inc. over alleged toxic exposure at a contaminated site near Basra, Iraq, the Doyle Raizner [...]
Along with members of the US Army National Guard, a large contingent of the British forces deployed in 2003 were also tasked with protecting KBR’s Qarmat Ali project near Basra, Iraq. Unfortunately, these men, primarily members of the RAF Regiment, were likewise wholly unprotected against the hazards of sodium dichromate-an anticorrosive chemical containing nearly pure hexavalent [...]
Baghdad burn pit operated by KBR said to cause migraines, breathing problems and rashes By LINDSAY WISE and LISE OLSEN HOUSTON CHRONICLE Feb. 1, 2010, 12:02AM CAMP TAJI, Iraq — One night in mid-January, a shift in the wind sent a sudden flurry of white flakes into a detainee internment facility guarded by soldiers from [...]