Thursday, Nov 26th

Last update11:48:03 PM GMT

You are here News War Soldiers win $85m compensation from Iraq war contractor

Soldiers win $85m compensation from Iraq war contractor

E-mail Print PDF

Halliburton endangered troopsA jury has ordered an $85m (£53m) compensation payout by the American military contractor Kellogg Brown and Root – which helped build Guantánamo Bay and has tendered to run key police services in Britain – after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen soldiers who guarded an oilfield water plant during the Iraq war.

After a three-week trial the jury deliberated for two days before reaching a decision against KBR, which used to be part of Halliburton corporation. KBR was ordered to pay $6.2m to each of the soldiers in punitive damages and $850,000 in non-economic damages.

During the Iraq war KBR was the engineering and construction arm of Halliburton, the biggest US contractor during the conflict. KBR split from Halliburton in April 2007 and has since tendered in Britain to run key police services in Surrey and the West Midlands.

The US lawsuit was the first concerning American soldiers' exposure to a toxin at a water plant in southern Iraq. The soldiers have said they suffer from respiratory ailments after their exposure to sodium dichromate and fear that a carcinogen it contains – hexavalent chromium – could cause cancer later in life.

TVNL Comment:  Thank you, Dick Cheney, for more murders for profit.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Bombed MSF Kunduz hospital was on US no-strike list before attack

DWB hospital was on no strike listThe crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last...

Judge denies new trial bid for ex-US guards in Iraq shooting

Contractors denied new trialA federal judge won't give a new trial to four former security contractors convicted in a...

The US just destroyed 280 ISIS oil trucks

ISIS oilThe US-led military coalition against ISIS has been rapidly increasing its pace of operations against militant...

US troops didn't have eyes on Afghan hospital before attack

US troops did not eye Agfghan hospitalImmediately after the U.S. killed at least 30 people in a devastating airstrike on a charity...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!