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Where There’s Smoke…..

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 9, 2010

Dan Rather Reports
Episode Number: 515

Episode Title: Where There’s Smoke…

Description: Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan believe smoke coming from
enormous trash fires is making them ill and possibly causing cancer. And, as oil washes
ashore in the Gulf of Mexico, hard times for fishermen in Louisiana and fear in Alaska,
where big rigs are about begin drilling offshore.

TONIGHT, FROM U.S. BASES IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE MAY BE A MAJOR HEALTH CRISIS FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS. WE UNDERSTAND THERE’S BULLETS, THERE’S BOMBS, THERE’S THOSE TYPE OF ISSUES THAT WE CANNOT MITIGATE. BUT THE HAZARDS THAT WE CAN MITIGATE, WHY AREN’T WE DOING THAT FOR OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM?

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