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Military burn pits

 

August 17, 2018



Vietnam veterans affected by Agent Orange continue their remaining lives with multiple health problems related to their exposure. The burning oil wells in Operation Desert Storm exposed many soldiers to thick clouds of toxic smoke that are now responsible for pollution-related diseases.

Most recently, the anti-terrorism presence in Afganistan and Iraq led to the creation of burn pits used by the U.S. military to dispose of trash. Garbage burning sans incinerator has been banned in the U.S. since the 1970s, but scores of veterans from Middle Eastern theaters are developing heart and lung pr...



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