Scott interviews Patricia Hynes about a piece she wrote back in 2017 highlighting the devastation caused by burn pits on American military bases over the last thirty years. Scott wanted to discuss this now because the Federal Government has finally started looking for ways to help the veterans exposed to these toxic fumes. They also lay out why Biden likely feels he has a personal stake in this effort.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Burn Pits” (Truthdig)
- “Burn Pits: Federal Government Finally Helping Vets Suffering from Military Pollution” (Institute for Public Accuracy)
- The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers by Joseph Hickman
Patricia (Pat) Hynes is a retired environmental engineer and professor of environmental health. She is currently publishing and speaking on the health effects of war and militarism on society and on women in particular; climate justice; renewable energy; and the hazards of nuclear power. She directs the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice in western Massachusetts
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