|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||25 Jan 2006 21:58:07 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Contamination at Iraqi base|
Widespread water issues alleged Specialist says source at base untreated
By DAVID IVANOVICH Houston Chronicle January 24, 2006
WASHINGTON - A former Halliburton Co. worker who alleges the Houston-based contractor failed to chlorinate water supplies at a military base in Iraq said water quality may have been a more widespread problem.
Ben Carter, a one-time water purification specialist for Halliburton subsidiary KBR, told Senate Democrats Monday he tested water used for showers, shaving and washing clothes at Camp Junction City in Ramadi last March and found it had not been treated with chlorine.
"No trained water treatment specialist could claim that that the water was fit for human use," Carter said.
Carter said he added chlorine to the water but was warned by a supervisor he had no business notifying the military about his health concerns.
For the entire article, see http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/3607633.html
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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