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

What KBR really knew about the chemicals at Qarmat Ali

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 18, 2011 Thanks to MsSparky for letting us crosspost p In the ongoing legal battle being waged by several State National Guard Units,  this video is pretty typical of what I’ve seen of KBR testimony about the role they played in  exposing US and British … Continue reading

Dan Hoaglands Death Sentence at the Hands of AIG’s Overly Zealous Representation

Injured War Zone Contractor Dan Hoagland shares his story of medical treatment denied  by KBR/AIG resulting in a death sentence by Cancer with Sean Calleb. Scott Bloch, Defense Base Act Attorney tells the truth about the Defense Base Act Insurance Scandal and our Defense Base Act Class Action Lawsuit. p

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

Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 27, 2010 Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),  Department of Labor.  ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is  amending the existing standard which limits occupational exposure to  hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)). OSHA has determined … Continue reading

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