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

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

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

VA creates new registry for soldiers exposed to hexavalent chromium in Iraq

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 23, 2010 The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a Qarmat Ali registry to aggressively track and treat veterans exposed to a cancer-causing chemical in Iraq in 2003. Civilian Contractors should demand this from their Defense Base Act Insurance Company By Julie Sulivan The Oregonian … Continue reading

We Welcome the Medical Muckraker Blog

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 11, 2010 The Medical Muckracker is a new blog by Award Winning Medical and Science Writer Bryant Furlow. Bryant has been researching and reporting on Medical Issues that effect military as well as contractors for many years.  At our request he recently researched and reported … Continue reading

KBR: Private Military Cancer (PMC) Provider? Part II

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 11, 2010 David Isenberg at Huffington Post Back in April I wrote about the lawsuit filed by Indiana National Guardsmen, against KBR. The suite suit alleges that KBR knowingly allowed exposure to the toxic chemical sodium dichromate, also known as hexavalent chromium. It was widely … Continue reading

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