U.S. taxpayers will have to pay at least $30 million to cover attorney fees incurred by defense contractor K-B-R. The company, a subcontractor of the infamous Halliburton corporation, was found guilty of wrongly exposing U.S. and British soldiers to toxic chemicals while serving in the Iraq War.
More than 30 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers who served at Qarmat Ali filed a 2009 fraud and negligence lawsuit against KBR in Portland.
The vets alleged that exposure to the toxic dust caused them to suffer health problems, including serious respiratory illnesses.
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