January 18, 2010
Alleged health hazards of burn pits draw attention of Congress
Lawmakers, as part of the 2010 Defense Authorization Act, have requested a report from the Pentagon about the potential health hazardsof burn-pit exposure on those stationed on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon must submit its report by May 2010, but some think that a report falls short of real action. Representative Tim Bishop plans to reintroduce legislation in January 2010 seeking stricter regulation of burn pits.