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Rockefeller urges care for W.Va. soldiers exposed to chemical in Iraq

Original Article at: By: Paul J. Nyden CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Monday, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller asked the U.S. Department of Defense to make sure 122 members of the West Virginia National Guard — as well as Guard members from other states including Oregon and Indiana — receive health care after being exposed to sodium [...]

October 30th, 2011 | Posted in Charleston Gazette | Read More »

Safety lacking at Iraqi facility

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by Ry Rivard CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A recent report faults a national defense contractor and U.S. military officials for failing to comply with and enforce workplace safety standards as Americans – including 122 members of the West Virginia National Guard – were exposed to a cancer-causing chemical in Iraq. The report concludes a two-year investigation [...]

October 28th, 2011 | Posted in Charleston Daily Mail | Read More »

U.S. Defense Dept. Says KBR and Military Failed to Protect Servicemen at Qarmat Ali

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The United States Department of Defense released a report on September 28, 2011, confirming that KBR failed to act to protect servicemen from exposure to sodium dichromate (hexavalent chromium) while they were guarding KBR’s Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in Iraq.  The report faulted the U.S. military as well for a failure to closely monitor [...]

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

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