Sustained Outrage

Sodium dichromate update

As I reported earlier, the Department of Veterans Affairs has promised careful medical monitoring for soldiers (including members of the West Virginia National Guard’s 1092nd Engineer Battalion) who were exposed to the toxic chemical as they guarded the Qarmat Ali water plant in Iraq in 2003.

I promised earlier to post links to DCBureau.org‘s investigation into what happened at Qarmat Ali. You can read No Contractor Left Behind Part III: “Just Suck It Up and Move On” here and Part IV: Congress’s Powerless Probe here.

Also, NPR picked up a piece by West Virginia Public Broadcasting‘s Keri Brown, titled Soldiers Blame Contractor For Exposure To Chemical, and aired it during All Things Considered. You can listen to audio here.