Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Burn Pit Litigation Expanding to Over 43 Lawsuits

It has been reported that lawsuits, on the behalf of injured US troops and civilian contractors, who were exposed at US bases to burn pit fumes, have multiplied. There are now 43 separate lawsuits that have been filed.

Regulations require that waste management outside of the United States must comply with the National Environmental Policy Act. These regulations require that facilities be designed, operated and maintained so as to protect the health and safety of service members, family members, civilian work force and contractors. The 43 complaints filed allege that these regulations were not followed by the contractors.

Well known contractors including Haliburton Company, HBR, Inc., Kellog, Brown & Root Services, Inc., and Kellog, Brown & Root LLC are potential defendants in the litigation. It is alleged that these companies burned toxic waste products, instead of disposing of them in clean-burning incinerators.

Known Burn Pit Sites at Issue in Lawsuits
Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq
Camp Adder, Talil Air Base, Iraq
Al Asad Air Base, Iraq
Ali Air Base (formerly Talil Air Base)
Al Quo, Iraq
Al-Sahra, Iraq aka Camp Speicher
Camp Al Taji, IQ (Army Airfield)
Al Taqaddum, Iraq (Ridgeway)
Camp or LSA Anaconda, Iraq
Camp Anderson, Iraq
FOB Andrea
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait(Camden Yards)
Camp Ar Ramadi, Iraq
Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), Iraq
Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
Balad Air Base, Iraq
Baqubah, Iraq (See Warhorse)
Camp Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan
Camp Bucca, Iraq
FOB Caldwell, Kirkuk, Iraq
Camp Cedar I and I, Talil Air Base, Iraq
Camp Chesty, Iraq
Camp Courage, Mosul, Iraq
Camp Cropper, Iraq
Camp Delta, Al Kut, Iraq
FOB Delta, Al Kut, Iraq
Diwaniya, Iraq
Djibouti, Africa
Camp Echo, Diwaynia, Iraq
FOB Endurance - Qayyarah Airfield West/Saddam Air Base
Fallujah, Iraq
FOB Fenty, Jalalabad, Afghanistan
FOB Hammer a/k/a Butler Range
FOB Freedom, Kirkuk, Iraq
FOB Gabe, Baqubah, Iraq
Former FOB Gains Mills
Camp Geiger, Iraq
Green Zone or International Zone, Iraq
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kalsu, Iraq
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Kirkuk, Iraq
Kut Al Hayy Airbase, Iraq
Camp Liberty, Iraq (aka Camp Trashcan)
Camp Loyalty, Iraq
FOB Marez, Mosul, Iraq
FOB McHenry
COB Meade, Camp Liberty, Iraq
Mosul, Iraq
Navstar, Iraq
Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait
Doha, Qatar
Q-West, Iraq - Qayyarah Airfield West/Saddam Air Base
Camp Ridgeway, Iraq (Al Taquaddum)
Camp Rustamiyah, Iraq
FOB Salerno, Afghanistan
Camp Scania, Iraq
Scania, Iraq
Camp Shield, Baghdad, Iraq
Camp Speicher, Iraq aka Al Sahra Airfield (formerly FOB)
Camp Stryker, Iraq
FOB Sykes, Iraq (Tall' Afar)
Taji, Iraq
Tall’ Afar, Iraq
Talil Air Base, Iraq (now is Ali Air Base)
Camp Victory, Iraq
FOB Warhorse, Baqubah, Iraq
FOB Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq