The dismissal — the second by Titus in the case — deals a major blow to the more than 700 veterans, family members and former KBR employees who brought the burn pits suit.
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This sadly sounds like wives of Vietnam veterans I’ve talked to who have told me their outrage as their husbands started to waste away from Agent Orange.
“My husband is DEAD because of burn pits,” “I want someone to be held accountable.” – Dina McKenna, whose husband and Army veteran who died in 2010 from a rare form of T-cell lymphoma after service in Iraq.
Must history repeat itself? Who is to be held accountable? Not KBR apparently according to the judge.
“The decision to use the burn pits was not made by the contractors but rather than by the military,” he wrote.
He added that at no point was KBR in charge of deciding what to burn in the pits or where to place them. He did not question or explore the Defense Department’s choice to use burn pits.