In the U.S. Balad Air Force Base in Iraq, for four years waste was removed in potentially unhealthy, hazardous ways. A burn pit burned continually, and soldier simply threw their waste into it, whatever that waste was. In fact some soldiers believe that human body parts were thrown into the burn pit as well. As a result, potentially toxic fumes were constantly being emitted, fumes that soldiers were exposed to.
Many soldiers have had symptoms that have led them to believe that the burn pit was injurious to their health. Some had constant cough, chest irritation, and phlegm. Some developed spots. Others found that their fitness worsened. Many U.S. bases in Iraq, and all bases in Afghanistan, still have burn pits instead of the safer incinerators.
The company that operated the burn in Balad Air Force Base is being sued.
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