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Iraq War / KBR / Toxins #963709

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The lawsuit brought by National Guardsmen against defense contractor KBR accusing them of knowingly putting them at risk from inhaling toxic dust from sodium dichromate at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in Iraq examined; details given of the health problems for the soldiers and KBR’s delay in alerting the Army; statement from KBR quoted. [National Guardsmen Larry ROBERTA††, Russell KIMBERLING††- comment on the orange dust in the air.] [Expert Dr. Herman GIBB††- says they experienced symptoms consistent with sodium dichromate exposure.] The deaths of Guardsmen David Moore and James Gentry noted.

Williams, Brian;
Myers, Lisa

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