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    KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

    KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

    Sodium dichromate is an orange-yellowish substance containing hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosion chemical. To Lt. Col. James Gentry of the Indiana National Guard, who was stationed at the Qarmat Ali water treatment center in Iraq just after the 2003 U.S. invasion, it was “just different-colored sand.” In their first few months at the base, soldiers were told by KBR contractors running the facility the substance was no worse than a mild irritant.

    Gentry was one of approximately 830 service members, including active-duty soldiers and members of the National Guard and reserve units from Indiana, South Carolina, West Virginia and Oregon, assigned to secure the water treatment plant, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Sodium dichromate is not a mild irritant. It is an extreme carcinogen. In November 2009, at age 52, Gentry died of cancer. The VA affirmed two months later that his death was service-related.
    So KBR exposes our servicemembers to a carcinogen which causes cancer and now they argue that the taxpayers should pay $85 million for their negligence. Screw KBR.
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    Re: KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

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    KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

    So KBR exposes our servicemembers to a carcinogen which causes cancer and now they argue that the taxpayers should pay $85 million for their negligence. Screw KBR.


    I think it is absurd that taxpayers are being made to pay for any of the Iraq war on behalf of big oil.
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    Re: KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

    Just one reason I deplore the overbearing defense budget; these contractors are having a financial field day at the expense of human beings.
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    Re: KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

    Stop . . . you do know paying attention to this stuff is just as bad as paying attention to green energy failures under Obama. Not really, I just thought that Bush Doctrine lovers may appreciate the comparison.

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