August 18, 2017 vfpvc

Open burns are how the military gets rid of its garbage, even its poisonous garbage.  It’s been sickening soldiers for years.  As with so many service-related illnesses these develop slowly and the VA has just now acknowledged that it is culpable for the cancers, breathing problems and other disabling conditions.  Now the open burns have been taking place in US residential neighborhoods sickening the residents, most of whom are poor and minorities AND MOST LIKELY TO LOSE HEALTH CARE IF THE REPUBLICANS HAVE THEIR WAY!

ProPublica has the latest:
https://www.propublica.org/article/military-pollution-open-burns-radford-virginia

Mother Jones sounded the alarm years ago when it was just affecting soldiers
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/03/toxic-fire-pits-iraq-afghanistan-us-military/

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