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At the South County site, the pile of brush at the burn pit at the end of the collection center site towers about three stories high and will soon head to Dry Creek in White City for composting. “It's more of a DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) issue,” said Candie Wilke, recycling coordinator at CTR.
A Robstown couple who began a national non-profit organization to help veterans who were exposed to toxins, is now opening a new Warrior Support Center next month. Rosie and LeRoy Torres founded Burn Pits 360 in 2010. However, they wanted to continue helping veterans. For the past year they ...

For Veteran and VA employee Martin Allen, the Burn Pit Registry has been both an inspiration and a way to help other Veterans. For six months, he has been charged with eliminating the backlog of Veterans waiting for confirmation of their eligibility to join the Burn Pit Registry through a manual check of ...
... on the plight of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who are suffering from exposure to toxins from open burn pits operated on our military bases. Thousands of our veterans are falling ill with rare cancers and deadly respiratory diseases after inhaling burn pit fumes during their service overseas.
Air Force Lt. Col. Darrin L. Curtis wrote in a December 2006 memo that exposure to smoke from burn pits posed acute and potential long-term health hazards. Curtis, who worked in biomedical engineering, had studied the burn pit at Balad Air Base in Iraq and said commanders knew about the problem for ...

The burn-pit case was brought before the U.S. Department of Labor's Office for Workers' Compensation Programs by contractors who had worked around burn pits alongside military personnel after several official reports maintained that evidence of a causal connection was inconclusive. According to an ...
Burn pits accommodate open-air burning of chemicals, batteries, tires, diesel fuel, plastic bottles, rubber, medical and human waste, and other trash, using jet fuel as the burning agent. Great clouds of black smoke are known to billow high and far across the landscape from the burn pit site. None of this ...

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq - Sgt. Robert B. Brown from Fayetteville, N.C. with Regimental Combat Team 6, Combat Camera Unit watches over the civilian Fire Fighters at the burn pit as smoke and flames rise into the night sky behind him on May 25th, 2007.
Veterans exposed to open air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan know full well the health effects that come along with inhaling the potentially deadly fumes. At this years Veterans University event, a special focus will be placed on what veterans are now calling the new Agent Orange. Agent Orange led to a ...
That's not to say the ruling doesn't do anything to help veterans, advocates and lawyers seeking to change the VA's stance on burn pit exposure. Wiseman said the ruling reinforces “research already conducted associating exposure to burn pits and numerous conditions, including several that are lethal.”.
A service member tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit. Military uniform items were ... Service members and private military contractors who worked around “burn pits” downrange, and later suffered from lung and respiratory issues, may soon get a breath of fresh air. A January court ruling by a ...
Everything went into burn pits — tires, batteries, medical and biological waste — and the clouds of smoke often drifted over troops and civilians where they lived and worked. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014 set up a burn-pit registry on its website for those affected. As of Feb. 15, more than ...


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