Taxpayers Pick Up Hefty Tab for KBR’s Defense in Iraqi Toxic Exposure Lawsuits

041213-N-4614W-036 Fallujah, Iraq (Dec. 13, 2004) Ð Smoke rises from sporadic fighting between U.S. Marines and insurgents inside the city of Fallujah, Iraq. In other areas of the war torn city, the U.S. Marine Corps and Army are assisting Iraqi contractors in clean-up efforts after recent fighting. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Jeremy L. Wood (RELEASED)

The financial fog of war is slow to lift, if it ever does.

(From AllGov)

The saga of KBR’s contract work in Iraq during the war is proving more costly than ever for taxpayers.

KBR made millions of dollars off the Iraq war by providing a variety of support services to the U.S. military. Its methods of operation also resulted in servicemen and women being exposed to pollutants and toxins. Some of those exposed have since sued KBR and to add insult to injury, U.S. taxpayers will have to cover KBR’s legal expenses, according to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA).

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