Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Contractors sickened by military burn pits left to fend for themselves

Today's post is shared from foxnews.com:
"It’s known as “the new Agent Orange.”
Thousands of soldiers have fallen gravely ill or even died from exposure to burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they are not the only ones who have gotten sick. Civilian workers and private contractors are also suffering maladies including cancer, respiratory problems and blood disorders and, like military victims, they say they are being ignored.
But private employees often don't even have the Veterans Administration to lean on.
“Who’s responsible for us? Who’s going to start taking care of us?” asked Bobby Elesky, 52, a vet-turned-private contractor who worked out of Kandahar during the war in Afghanistan.

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The exposed individuals and their families brought a lawsuit against KBR for its allegedly improper use of the burn pits and for failing to warn veterans and civilians of the hazards of being exposed.


The cases allege that prolonged exposure to the burn pits' smoke, ash and fumes, and improper water treatment, may have resulted in chronic diseases, risk of future illness and death. The lawsuit alleges that KBR burned large amounts of unsorted waste, including hazardous waste, medical waste, and human waste, at military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The case, In re KBR Inc, Burn Pit Litigation, is a consolidated action, and is venued in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Greenbelt Division, before Judge Roger W. Titus.

The Court has scheduled has also scheduled a Pre-Trial Conference for early December 2016

Click here to REQUEST more information about The Burn Pit Lawsuit now.