Iraq & Afghanistan: Burn Pits

(10:30PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

Senior Airman Frances Gavalis tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit at Balad Air Base, Iraq.

The Army Times Site Video {which wouldn’t embed so brought over to the blip site player}

Burn pit at Balad raises health concerns

Tue, Oct 28, 2008

An open-air at the largest U.S. base in Iraq may have exposed tens of thousands of troops, contractors and Iraqis to cancer-causing dioxins, poisons such as arsenic a…

Senator wants answers on dangers of burn pits

Sun, Nov 9, 2008

Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., has written to Gen. David Petraeus, the new chief of U.S. Central Command, demanding to be informed about any pending investigations into health problems for troops expo…

Burn pit fallout

Sat, Nov 15, 2008

Disabled American Veterans has issued a call to all service members and veterans who think they may have illnesses related to burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq: Contact DAV so they can collect data…

And just like what ‘Agent Orange’ not only did to our soldiers in ‘Nam it did to the Citizens of Vietnam, continuing to today, it is and Will Continue to do to the Citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan near where these contaminated garbage pits not only were burned but that contaminated garbage is buried!


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    • jimstaro on November 17, 2008 at 19:40

    new federal report says

    An extensive federal report released Monday concludes that roughly one in four of the 697,000 U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War suffer from Gulf War illness.

    CNN Video Report

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