Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Senator Levin Calls for Greater Scrutiny of Government Contractors

A US Senate Committee concluded an investigation of government military contractors and has called for greater scrutiny of them. The need for more oversight was the finding of of the Senate Armed Services Committee after it investigated their actions and found troubling gaps.

"Blackwater operated in Afghanistan without sufficient oversight or supervision and with almost no consideration of the rules it was legally obligated to follow," said Sen. Carl Levin, the committee's chairman.

Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan have been reported to have exposed military personnel and civilians to toxic dust and fumes through the inappropriate use of burn pits.

Complete article is reported in The Hill.

Click here to read more about the chemical exposures in Iraq.