Posted 7 years ago on May 15, 2012, 4:04 p.m. EST by bklynsboy
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The quickest, cheapest way to dispose of waste at Iraq and Afghanistan bases is to burn them in open pits using jet fuel, (kerosene) as an accelerant. Everything is burned: batteries, plastics, body parts, base waste. Discharged into the air are heavy metals like nickle, molybdenum, arsenic, hydrocarbons, dioxins, particulate matter, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, hexachlorobenzene, and ash, all of which cause cancer, nervous system damage and birth defects. KBR is contracted to burn.
Many soldiers have gotten cancer, lung difficulties and permanent nervous system damage from these burn pits. Civilians have suffered too with their newborns with diseases and birth defects.
More reasons to cut foreign interventions and rebuild crumbling America.