|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:34:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, GLOBAL: Oregon soldiers sue KBR over hex chromium exposure|
Oregon soldiers sue KBR for exposure to cancer-causing chemical in Iraq Julie Sullivan The Oregonian June 8, 2009 Background Previous stories about hexavalent chromium contaminationFive current and former Oregon Army National Guard soldiers filed suit Monday against a war contractor that they say knowingly exposed them to a cancer-causing chemical in Iraq.
The suit alleges that managers from Kellogg, Brown & Root, or KBR, of Houston knew before the Oregon Guard arrived at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in May 2003 that the site was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic and long-identified carcinogen.
The plaintiffs allege the company either failed to do the required testing a month before the Guard arrived or destroyed the records to conceal the contamination. KBR also discounted soldiers' and civilians' bloody noses and other symptoms of exposure as sand allergies.
... For the entire article, see http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/06/oregon_soldiers_sue_kbr_for_ex.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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