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National Public Radio coverage of Iraq vets’ exposure to sodium dichromate

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.

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West Virginia National Guard troops file suit against KBR for exposure injuries

Add the West Virginia National Guard troops to the list of Iraqi war vets exposed to chemicals while guarding KBR contractors at Qarmat Ali in 2003. Here is a recent news story about the filing on behalf of the West Virginia soldiers.

Rocky Bixby and I met a few of the West Virginia Guard soldiers when Rocky and I ventured back to Washington D.C. for Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearings in August. I was struck at the time that the stories of representatives of the Indiana and West Virginia Guard were very similar to Rocky Bixby’s story.

As with the cases in Indiana and Oregon, we’ll be following the developments in the West Virginia case.

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