Army paid $5 million for garbage incincerators it never used in Afghanistan

The Washington Guardian  April 25, 2013 Talk about burning taxpayer money! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent more than $5 million to have a contractor build two garbage incinerators at a forward-operating base in Afghanistan, but then the military never used the equipment because officials closed out the project … Continue reading

Senators Press for Burn Pit Updates from the Military

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 18, 2011 TAMPA BAY ONLINE May 18, 2011 Armed with a new study showing military personnel deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq are eight times more likely to suffer respiratory problems than those who are not, two senators are asking the Department of Defense to provide … Continue reading

Army Public Health Command won’t release health studies-or even the titles of studies

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011 By Bryant Furlow on May 15, 2011  Epinewswire The U.S. Army Public Health Command will not disclose epidemiological consultation (EPICON) studies completed in 2010 — or even a list of EPICON study titles, according to a Freedom of Information Act denial letter sent … Continue reading

Military using potentially harmful methods of burning trash

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 15, 2010 Washington (CNN) — Military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to use waste methods that expose troops to potentially toxic emissions without fully understanding the effects, according to a new government audit obtained by CNN. Between September 2009 and October 2010, investigators from … Continue reading

S.C. veterans and contractors can proceed with lawsuit over Iraq, Afghanistan burn pits

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 4, 2010   More than a dozen South Carolina veterans and defense contractors who allege their exposure to noxious fumes from burning waste dumps in Iraq and Afghanistan led to grievous health issues may proceed with their class-action lawsuit, a U.S. District judge ruled recently. … Continue reading

Burn Pits Claims Against KBR and Halliburton can Continue

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 9, 2010 To paraphrase Yogi Berra it’s déjà vu all over again for KBR. By David Isenberg at Huff Post In my Aug. 31 post I wrote about a significant pro-veteran ruling in the Oregon KBR Qarmat Ali litigation. This is the case where Oregon … Continue reading

Cloud of Smoke Could Put Soldiers’ Lives at Risk

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 27, 2010 Hundreds of Soldiers Say They Inhaled Toxic Smoke from Pits Where Military Burns  Equipment, Medical Supplies, Hazardous Waste as were the Contractors When soldiers go into war zones, they expect certain hazards on the battlefield  but not necessarily on base, yet that’s where … Continue reading

KBR’s Secret Indemnity: The Exclusive Remedy’s Equal, an Unjustifiable License to Kill

KBR Secret Indemnity Agreement Signed By Army Chief Tainted In Enron Scandal   WASHINGTON — The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the company’s negligent poisoning of U.S. soldiers in Iraq resigned from the military in 2003 … Continue reading

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