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Soldiers say KBR knew of toxic risk in Iraq

The Associated Press reports:

A complaint filed by Oregon National Guard soldiers says a military contractor knew an Iraqi water treatment plant kept toxic chemicals on site and had lax environmental standards that let it contaminate the area, but never disclosed it.

The complaint filed today in U.S. District Court in Oregon alleges Kellogg, Brown and Root knew about the presence of sodium dichromate at the Quaramat Ali water plant months before the date they originally gave in testimony and depositions.

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