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Iraq, Afghan vets may have their own Agent Orange

Thise burn pit at Balad Air Base, Iraq, was in full operation in early 2008. Stars and Stripes Buy a print Related Minn. senator out to help veterans sick from military base burn pits The stories of veterans who have served near the burn pits is now at the heart of an effort to better help those believed to be suffering health problems as a direct result. Despite concerns, military continues use of burn pits in Iraq The U.S. military still relies on burn pits to dispose of waste in Iraq despite concerns that toxic smoke and fumes released by fires can cause serious illnesses to troops. Federal court to weigh lawsuit alleging lung diseases from Iraq, Afghanistan burn pits A federal district court on Jan. 21 will consider the scope of a lawsuit alleging soldiers’ exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan led to serious respiratory illnesses and deaths and whether governm...

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