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Tue Feb 4, 2020, 02:14 PM

Toxic 'Black Goo' Base Used by US Had Enriched Uranium. More Veterans Report Cancer

WASHINGTON -- For the last six weeks, a private Facebook group set up to help veterans who served at a toxic base in Uzbekistan has been flooded with new members, many with hauntingly familiar stories: I served at K2. I have cancer.

"It was overwhelming," said retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Scott Welsch, a special operations military intelligence officer who deployed to K2, or Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, in October 2001.

McClatchy exclusively reported in December that the Pentagon had known from the beginning that K2, a former Soviet and Uzbek base, was contaminated with radioactive processed uranium, chemical weapons remnants and underground pools of fuel and solvents that broke through the soil in a "black goo."

Despite the contamination, about 7,000 U.S. forces were deployed there after the 9/11 attacks, from October 2001 to 2005, until Uzbekistan withdrew permission for the United States to use the base.

After the K2 story became public, the veterans' K2 Facebook site was flooded with new requests to join. Each new member was vetted for their military service. Once accepted, more names of ill veterans began to surface.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/02/04/toxic-black-goo-base-used-us-had-enriched-uranium-more-veterans-report-cancer.html

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 02:53 PM

1. Fortunately our US government has a STELLAR track record for making things right in these situations

Especially when Republicans are in charge.

They can be counted on for transparency, honesty, and most all, fair recompense for the damages done.

On second thought ... they might have all forgotten to 'duck and cover' properly, right?

Plus how much did the Government REALLY know about 'radiation' ALL the way back in 2001? That was, like, horse and buggy times wasn't it?

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Tue Feb 4, 2020, 03:17 PM

2. Tragic and infuriating

Nothing ever changes.

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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 12:46 PM

3. And now they are starting to see

People getting sick from Africom.

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