U.S. jury awarded $ 85 million to soldiers in compensation for exposure to chemicals in Iraq
U.S. jury awarded $ 85 million soldiers in compensation for exposure to chemicals in Iraq
Editor: OT Saturday 03 T 2 2012 15:03 GMT
Alsumaria News / Beirut jury awarded Oregon U.S. 12 members of the National Guard U.S. $ 85 million in compensation to them from the company “K. me. R.” for contracts defensive Friday, after proved to have the company failed to protect them from exposure to chemicals cause cancer when They were serving in Iraq. awarded Authority in the trial in criminal court American in Portland, everyone amount 850 thousand dollars in the form of compensation is economic, and 6.25 million other compensation punitive because “indifference heedlessly and stark health elements.” said A member of the National Guard, Rocky Peixbaa, who prepares his sons to enter the army “has achieved justice without doubt for us,” adding that “It’s not about money, it’s about Bala do so again at all troops others.” He was National Guard members believe the protection of workers civilians repairing water plant for the oil industry in 2003 in southern Iraq after the US-led invasion toppled former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and the waters of the station is used to pay the oil to the surface, and contaminated the station second chromate sodium a substance used for corrosion resistance, and contains sodium dichromate on substance hexavalent chromium is the chemical toxic made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts. lawyers said the soldiers they suffered from illnesses and disabilities different and are at risk of a variety of cancers. noted that the United States officially ended its presence in Iraq in 26 November 2011, after nine years of its military invasion in 2003, and the overthrow of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s decision of former U.S. President George W. Bush.