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Court Determines Military Burn Pits Caused Lung Disease in Troops

February 18, 2018

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The thousands of U.S. military personnel and private contractors whose health was compromised by the dense black smoke of burn pits — and who were then denied proper treatment — may finally be vindicated by a recent court ruling.

A judge under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office for Workers’ Compensation Programs decreed last month that open-air burn pits — where thousands of chemicals were released into the air after trash and other waste were incinerated at American military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan — are connected to lung disease, Fox News has learned.

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