Yesterday I was sitting here wondering if I should continue one of my year of
scam blogs, Helluvaburden. I
started it to keep track of all the news surrounding Halliburton's corruption.
For the past couple months there hasn't been too much news regarding them, then
I wake up this morning and realize the debate that originally provoked me into
starting the blog has found new life and new allegations:
WASHINGTON -- Water supplied to a U.S. base in Iraq was contaminated and
the contractor in charge, Halliburton, failed to tell troops and civilians
at the facility, according to internal documents from the company and
interviews with former Halliburton officials.
Although the allegations came from Halliburton's own water quality
experts, the company once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney denied there
was a contamination problem at Camp Junction City, in Ramadi.
"We exposed a base camp population (military and civilian) to a water
source that was not treated," said a July 15, 2005, memo by William Granger,
the official for Halliburton's KBR subsidiary who was in charge of water
quality in Iraq and Kuwait.
"The level of contamination was roughly 2x the normal contamination of
untreated water from the Euphrates River," Granger wrote in one of several