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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Our troops now protected against breathing toxic wastes from open burn pits
"Rep. Tim Bishop, Democrat of New York, and Rep. Carol Shea Porter, Democrat of New Hampshire....successfully lobbied for the inclusion of provisions to limit the use of these toxic pits in the National Defense Authorization Act, which the president will sign into law this afternoon. Under this new law,open-air burning of medical and hazardous waste will be prohibited except where the Defense secretary deems there is no alternative, the DOD must justify the use of burn pits to Congress, and it will develop a plan to eliminate the use of burn pits entirely."[http://www.shea-
gov/index. php?option= com_content& task=view& id=380&Itemid= 67
Posted by Elpaso at Wednesday, November 11, 2009