The Department of Defense’s General Inspector has reported that the contracting company, Kellogg, Brown, and Root, exposed U.S. soldiers and civilians to the toxic substance sodium dichromate for nearly five months. The General Inspector claims KBR failed to comply with OSHA standards as required by its contract.
Sodium dichromate can cause breathing and skin problems and possibly cancer. The exposure occurred at a water treatment plant in Iraq that soldiers were securing to restore water services.
The Oregon National Guard has filed a lawsuit against KBR, accusing the company of knowingly exposing government employees to the toxic material. KBR denies this claim.
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