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Senator Feingold Wants Answers on Dangers to Troops from Toxic Waste from Iraq War Burn Pits

November 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 exposed to burn pit smoke in … Continue reading

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Oct 28: Highly Toxic Burn Pit in Balad Raises Specter of Gulf War Illnesses Among Iraq War Veterans

Burn pit at Balad raises health concerns; Troops say chemicals and medical waste burned at base are making them sick, but officials deny risk October 28, 2008 – An open-air “burn pit” at the largest U.S. base in Iraq may … Continue reading

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