29 Jan '14, 1am

Lawsuit: KBR transported soldiers' ice in unsanitized morgue trailers | Army Times

The Justice Department is suing KBR and two foreign companies for allegedly defrauding the Army. The most shocking accusation: Workers used “refrigerated trailers to transport ice for consumption by the troops that had previously been used as temporary morgues without first sanitizing them.” The incidents occurred in 2003 and 2004 throughout Iraq, said a source with detailed knowledge of the suit and circumstances. One incident in the civil suit references a refrigerated trailer called R-89. “Sometime around July 2003, while R-89 was being used as a morgue, the refrigeration motor broke down, leading KBR to send it back to Kuwait for repairs,” the suit said. “In late August 2003, after R-89 was repaired, KBR used the reefer to transport potable ice for the troops at Camp Matilda in Kuwait. KBR did not properly sanitize R-89 before loading it with potable ice for use by the...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140128/NEWS05/30128002...

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