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Toxic Burn Pits at U.S. Marine Base in Afghanistan Threaten Health

Burn pit at Camp Helmand

Open-air pits in which toxic materials are burned are still being used at bases in Afghanistan, new data suggests. A report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction warns that at one 13,500-person Marine base in Helmand province in Afghanistan U.S. military and civilian personnel are being exposed to smoke emissions from open-air burn [...]

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Oil Habit Unchanged on 2-Year Anniversary of BP’s Gulf of Mexico Spill


Two years ago, 11 men lost their lives as a backlash of gas exploded into the night from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In the ensuing months, roughly 5 million barrels of oil and more than 6 billion cubic feet of natural gas spewed into the ocean from the Macondo [...]

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