Here is a link to NPR’s story on National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate while serving in Iraq. The story focuses on the West Virginia National Guard, though it also mentions that soldiers from Indiana and Oregon were exposed to the same chemicals at the same site.
Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs convened a hearing on the military’s response to the exposure. This comes quick on the heels of the Department of Defense Inspector General’s announcement of an investigation into the handling of these matters.
In Oregon, our efforts on behalf of the Oregon Guard troops continue in the U.S. District Court case of Bixby v. KBR. Onward.