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May 28, 2010

Burn pit registry mandated by new language passed in the House

On Friday, May 28, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed language that directs the Secretary of Defense to report on the possibility of creating an active registry for service members and veterans who have been exposed to occupational and environmental hazards, including burn pits. This language was passed as part of the Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Act (FY11 NDAA) and is based on the Military Personnel Toxic Exposure Registry Act that was introduced by Congressman Tim Bishop of the 1st District of New York and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire's 1st District.

Read about how Motley Rice burn pit attorneys are fighting on behalf of those who may have suffered as a result of burn pit exposure.