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Defense contractor ordered to pay millions to National Guard soldiers

By the CNN Wire Staff updated 12:33 AM EDT, Sat November 3, 2012 (CNN) — Defense contractor KBR was negligent in exposing National Guard soldiers to toxic chemicals at a water plant in Iraq, a federal jury in Portland, Oregon, found Friday. The lawsuit was filed by a dozen National Guard soldiers, who accused the defense […]

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

Sick Soldiers: Symptoms Exist but the Diagnosis Unclear

Returning from Iraq, Leroy Torres thought he had left the battle overseas. But he would soon become one of hundreds of troops fighting two more battles on our soil: a battle for recognition of a mysterious ailment and a bureaucratic one. “When he first got back, he immediately had several ER visits for respiratory issues. […]

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in News Coverage,Other National News | Read More »

Ex-KBR Chief to be Sentenced in Bribery Scheme

HOUSTON (AP) — A former KBR Inc. chief executive faced sentencing Thursday for his role in a scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials in return for $6 billion in engineering and construction contracts. Albert “Jack” Stanley pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiring in the decade-long scheme related to the company’s natural gas operations in Nigeria […]

February 24th, 2012 | Posted in News Coverage,Other National News | Read More »

NYT Greenwire – Lawmaker to Open New Front in Case of Soldiers Exposed to Carcinogen in Iraq

Please Visit NYT For Full Story By ELANA SCHOR of Greenwire Published: September 9, 2010 National Guardsmen from three states who charge defense contractor KBR Inc. with exposing them to a carcinogenic chemical during the Iraq war scored a win in an Oregon federal court last week — and more high-profile help for the soldiers’ […]

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Other National News | Read More » – US Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon Requests Details of KBR Immunity from Defense Robert Gates

Occupational Health News Roundup Category: Confined Space @ TPH • Occupational Health & Safety Posted on: July 22, 2010 4:42 PM, by Liz Borkowski The Oregonian’s Julie Sullivan has been following the story of the National Guard troops who were exposed to the carcinogen hexavalent chromium at the Qarmat Ali water plant in Iraq – […]

August 5th, 2010 | Posted in Governmental Affairs,Other National News,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

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