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Military burn pit claims in limbo

by Sean Dobbin, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Timothy Lowery went to Iraq in 2007. He came home in 2010, and started showing symptoms of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Three years later, he was dead. This is the extent of what his family knows for certain. But they have [...]

October 21st, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn pit lawsuits,Burn Pits News | Read More »

KBR verdict: Judge affirms $81 million of damages awarded to 12 Oregon soldiers for toxic exposure in Iraq

By Joany Carlin, The Oregonian on April 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM, updated April 26, 2013 at 8:51 PM A federal judge in Portland Friday affirmed $75 million in punitive damages a jury awarded to 12 Oregon National Guard veterans last fall in a case against government contractor KBR, Inc. for its conduct in Iraq a decade ago. [...]

April 29th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Live,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

VA Qarmat Ali Registry Available to Veterans Exposed to Hexavalent Chromium

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released information pertaining to the registries for chromium exposure at Qarmat Ali water treatment facility. The registry is important for continued health monitoring for veterans who may have served at Qarmat Ali and have current health conditions or may develop conditions in the future. Veterans who served at Qarmat [...]

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pit Blog,Burn pit lawsuits,Burn Pits News | Read More »

Private Security Guard Kills U.S. Soldiers

By MARIMER MATOS via www.courthousenews.com Thursday, March 14, 2013 TAMPA (CN) – After firing a guard who threatened to kill U.S. soldiers, a private security firm rehired him and he shot to death two GIs in Afghanistan, the families claim in court. Three other people were wounded by Tundra Strategies employee Shia Ahmed, an Afghan citizen [...]

March 15th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn pit lawsuits,Burn Pits News | Read More »

‘This generation’s Agent Orange:’ New registry to tally, track burn pit illnesses among vets

Photo of a US Army Burn Pit

By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor An American flag dangles from the Torres home, the sign of a long battle won: a new law — signed Thursday by President Barack Obama — creating a registry of U.S. service members perhaps sickened or killed by burn pits used throughout Iraq and Afghanistan to destroy waste ranging from batteries [...]

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,NBC / MSNBC,News Coverage | Read More »

KBR to pay U.S. troops $85M in toxic exposure case

Emily Wilkinson Assistant Managing Editor- Houston Business Journal KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) has been ordered to pay 12 U.S. soldiers $85 million in damages for negligently exposing them to toxic chromium dust at a water treatment facility in Iraq in 2003, Bloomberg reports.

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog,Burn Pits News,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Lawsuits,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Burn, Baby, Burn

By David Isenberg via HuffingtonPost.com Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting “Burn, Baby! BURN!” in the turmoil of 1965? I’m sure they didn’t have the following future in mind. That would be the various lawsuits against KBR for operating burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we should all be paying attention to [...]

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,National Media,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

WSJ: Troops in Mideast Face Breathing Ills

Troops in Mideast Face Breathing Ills

  Burn Pits a Possible Factor as Data Show Higher Rate of Respiratory Woes Among Veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq By SHIRLEY S. WANG Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have a higher rate of debilitating respiratory illness than those deployed elsewhere, according to a new study that bolsters concerns among some medical professionals and [...]

May 17th, 2011 | Posted in Burn Pits News,WSJ | Read More »

S.C. veterans and contractors can proceed with lawsuit over Iraq, Afghanistan burn-pits

S.C. veterans and contractors can proceed with lawsuit over Iraq, Afghanistan burn-pits

S.C. vets, contractors in class action over health issues By Renee Dudley More than a dozen South Carolina veterans and defense contractors who allege their exposure to noxious fumes from burning waste dumps in Iraq and Afghanistan led to grievous health issues may proceed with their class-action lawsuit, a U.S. District judge ruled recently. The [...]

October 8th, 2010 | Posted in Burn Pits News | Read More »

Truthout: KBR Under Pressure From Congress Over Allegations of Poisoning Soldiers

Rep Earl Blumenauer

If a Congressman from Oregon has his way, then American taxpayers would not be expected to foot the legal bills for private military contractors like the former Halliburton subsidiary that allegedly allowed dozens of National Guard troops to be poisoned by a dangerous chemical in Iraq. Legislation introduced to Congress by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) [...]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Burn Pits News,Proposed Legislation,Qarmat Ali News,Truthout | Read More »

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