Investigator Warns Of Toxic Burn Pits At Afghanistan Base

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A special investigator warned military commanders on Thursday that the failure to award a contract to operate incinerators at a base in Afghanistan was forcing the toxic open-air burning of garbage, endangering the health of 13,500 military and civilian personnel.

In a letter to top military brass, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said that immediate action was necessary to protect the staff and service members at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province from long-term health risks associated with toxic smoke given off by open-air burn...
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