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SCOTUS declines case on toxic military burn pits overseas

Clip: 01/16/2019 | 3m 30s Video has closed captioning.

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from veterans who had sued defense contractors over claims that toxic smoke from open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan caused them serious health problems. One of the contractors, KBR, countered that waste elimination procedures were directed by the military itself. As Hari Sreenivasan reports, the afflicted soldiers have no remaining legal recourse.

Aired: 01/16/19

Rating: NR

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