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HoustonPress -- More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.

The facility, Qarmat Ali, was a sprawling, approximately 50-acre plant where chemically treated water was pumped deep underground to maintain balance in the reservoirs while the oil was extracted.


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Submitted Feb 20, 2012 By: livable1
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bigmoo63
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 8:05:39 AM

Amazing. Using stuff harming our own to line Halliburtons pockets. I'm still looking for the alleged WMD in Iraq. Maybe they just couldnt make out the last letter. That was an N not a Q....
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mike1881
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:00:23 AM

How come it is ok to Sh*t on soldiers? This is what the government gets for going with the lowest bidder but I don't think it is fair to put soldiers lives in jeopardy. It is one thing to go to Iraq and expect to get shoot at, but to be exposed to chemicals from one of our own companies? KBR should be ashamed of themselves and the government should "black list" them, but it won't happen. And if something like that does happen, KBR will probably just change their name like another infamous company did, i.e. Blackwater which is now Xe group.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:28:56 AM

Really needs to be looked into more
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SavingInNC
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 5:28:18 AM

Needs investigation
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 4:51:14 AM

This is a very interesting article. KBR should be ashamed. Sad to say the only link to fuel prices is this part "The facility, Qarmat Ali, was a sprawling, approximately 50-acre plant where chemically treated water was pumped deep underground to maintain balance in the reservoirs while the oil was extracted. "
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nothing shocks me anymore about this so called government we have
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 1:56:44 AM

Good article, thanks.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 1:29:08 AM

I wish I could say I am shocked, but unfortunately I am not.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 12:01:32 AM

Yes, it really is, too.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:57:29 PM

Absolutely sickening!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:51:12 PM


One more ethical U.S. corporation. Kellogg, Brown & Root aka KBR.

" According to the lawsuits, filed in Oregon and Houston, KBR health and safety workers knew about the sodium dichromate in April or May of 2003, but did not notify the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until mid-August, allowing the troops to be exposed to the potentially deadly chemical for months. During that time, according to the lawsuits, KBR personnel deceived the troops by first concealing the chemical's presence, then downplaying its danger. They told soldiers that their bloody noses and breathing problems were due to sand, or too many protein drinks, or pre-existing conditions."
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:21:15 PM

KBR should be held responsible for any health problems brought on by contact with their chemicals.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:08:27 PM

Should be both parties.
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Un-be-leave-able!!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:43:34 PM

I heard about this way before it came here
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:43:06 PM

KBR is a world leader in the provision of products and services to the offshore oil and gas industry.
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