31 Dec '15, 7pm

Fed court to weigh lawsuit on lung diseases from #Iraq, #Afghanistan burn pits:

Senior Airman Frances Gavalis tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on March 10, 2008. Julianne Showalter/U.S. Air Force Related Veterans suspect burn pits causing thousands of serious illnesses Marine Corps veteran Chris Lang, 34, is among thousands of veterans who blame an illness on open-air trash burning at bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. They believe the U.S. government has failed to take responsibility for the consequences, likening the issue to Vietnam vets' exposure to Agent Orange, the toxic herbicide. Supreme Court allows lawsuits over burn pits, electrocutions The Supreme Court is allowing lawsuits involving open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan and a soldier’s electrocution in a base shower to move forward against two of the largest American military contractors, according to wire reports. US troops in Afghanistan sent ...

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