|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 10 Jan 2009 14:05:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Indiana Guard and chromium in Iraq|
Gentry testifies about chemical KBR denies soldier exposure to cancer-causing chemical By Mike Morris (Jasper) Herald Bedford Times Mail January 9, 2009Lawyers for 16 Indiana National Guard soldiers, including two Dubois County men, who are suing a defense contractor have released the deposition of the troops’ former commander.
The court allowed Jim Gentry, of Williams, to give his testimony early because he is terminally ill with cancer, a disease he blames on the dangerous toxin he and 140 of his men were exposed to while they guarded a water treatment facility near Basrah, Iraq.
A 51-year-old retired lieutenant colonel, Gentry led the Jasper-based 1st Battalion, 152nd Regiment during its 2003 tour.
The soldiers, who are seeking $1.6 million for medical costs they may incur, allege Houston-based KBR Inc. understood the danger posed by the orange powder covering the sand around the plant, but disregarded it. The powder, which was used to prevent pipe corrosion, contained cancer-causing hexavalent chromium.
... For the entire article, see http://www.tmnews.com/stories/2009/01/09/news.nw-560227.tms -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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