The Infectious Myth – Greg Lovett on the Burn Pits – Delay, Deny, Hope you Die – 10.31.17

David interview Greg Lovett, maker of a documentary on the burn pits, “Delay, Deny, Hope you Die”, so named because they were where garbage from US military bases in Iraq and elsewhere was burned using jet fuel, generating a putrid cloud of black, toxic smoke from incomplete combustion. This was particularly bad on bases sited on former Iraqi chemical weapon facilities. Because many of the health problems in these veterans, such as cancer, develop years after returning home, they don’t easily get compensation or health care from their government. Why was garbage disposed of in such a dangerous fashion? Was it incompetence, callousness, corruption, greed, or some combination?

The facebook page for the documentary is: https://www.facebook.com/burnpitsdocumentary
You can stream the documentary here (fee): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/burnpits
The US government registry for possible burn pit related health problems is: https://veteran.mobilehealth.va.gov/AHBurnPitRegistry


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