Sunday, October 10, 2010

SC Veterans Join The Burn Pit Suit -Toxic Smoke Called Overwhelming

Several South Carolina veterans have filed suit against KBR and Halliburton for disabilities arising out of their exposure to dust and fumes from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The returning soldiers called the toxic smoke and fumes from the burn pits "overwhelming."

The veterans allege that civilian contractos, KBR and Halliburton, maintained the burn pits and that they failed to adhere to government contracts and did not dispose or handle waste in appropriate fashion. They further allege in the law suit that the toxic smoke and dust from burnt medical waste, plastics, asbestos, human corpses, and other toxic material resulted in respiratory and skin diseases, anxiety and the early onset of fatal cancers.

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