KBR Inc. (KBR) must face a trial on claims that it knowingly exposed U.S. troops to toxic chromium dust in 2003 while they were guarding a company work site in Iraq, a Houston judge ruled. Dozens of U.S. national guardsmen from Indiana and West Virginia have sued the Houston-based military contractor over health problems they blame on exposure [...]
In an important ruling on August 16, 2012, Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied KBR’s Motion to Dismiss in the matter brought against KBR by U.S. and British servicemen who suffered from exposure to sodium dichromate while guarding KBR’s Qarmat Ali water treatment plant [...]
KBR Qarmat Ali – Order in TX Federal Court 00080933
Texas Complaint – Second Amended Complaint (00135131)
KBR, a private company, and its operating subsidiaries (including Cayman Island subsidiaries set up by KBR for various purposes described further below) received billions of dollars of no-bid contracts for work in Iraq in 2003. This suit arises from one of the projects KBR was charged with safely completing, a project involving the restoration of the Qarmat Ali water plant in southern Iraq so the facility could resume pumping water down into the Iraqi oil wells for more consistent oil flow.
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