05 Apr '12, 8pm

KBR May Have Knowingly Poisoned U.S. Soldiers in Iraq, But It Won't Pay a Penny via @POGOBlog

KBR May Have Knowingly Poisoned U.S. Soldiers in Iraq, But It Won't Pay a Penny via @POGOBlog

Lawyers representing U.S. soldiers poisoned at a water treatment plant in Iraq have presented strong evidence that contractor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) knew personnel stationed there would be exposed to a carcinogenic chemical, according to The Associated Press . But as POGO reported earlier, KBR's contract with the U.S. Army contains a classified provision that lets KBR off the hook for damage, injury, and death occurring at its worksites--so even if KBR is proved to be at fault, U.S. taxpayers will be footing the bill. KBR has claimed in depositions and testimony that it was unaware that it was exposing troops to sodium dichromate, which is believed to cause cancer. But according to the new complaint, an environmental assessment shows that KBR knew Iraqis had ordered 8 million pounds of the chemical to the plant to prevent water pipes from corroding— five months before ...

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