Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Soldiers suing for exposure to toxins in Iraq

Sixteen Indiana National Guard soldiers sent to Iraq have filed suit against the Houston-based military contractor Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), for allegedly exposing them to a cancer-causing toxin called hexavelent chromium, the same toxic substance that poisoned homeowners in Hinkley, California, and was made famous by legal activist, Erin Brockovich. Click below for a video of a report on CBS News last night (after a brief commercial) in which they say depositions of KBR employees show that the company knew about the presence of the toxin as early as May 2003.
Watch CBS Videos Online Thanks to PopTort blog for the story, available here.

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