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Witnesses link chemical to ill US soldiers

Highly toxic substance used at Iraq plant

Danny Langford of Texas City, Texas, is one of nine Americans accusing KBR of knowingly exposing them to sodium dichromate. Danny Langford of Texas City, Texas, is one of nine Americans accusing KBR of knowingly exposing them to sodium dichromate. (Michael Stravato for The Boston)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / June 21, 2008

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WASHINGTON - US soldiers assigned to guard a crucial part of Iraq's oil infrastructure became ill after exposure to a highly toxic chemical at the plant, witnesses testified at a Democratic Policy Committee hearing yesterday on Capitol Hill. (Full article: 953 words)

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