The Exposure at Qarmat Ali: Did the Army Fail to Protect U.S. Soldiers Serving in Iraq?

Monday, August 3, 2009
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Hearing Webcast

Hearing Transcript

For a full transcript of the hearing click here.

Opening Statements

Senator Byron L. Dorgan
Chairman, Senate Democratic Policy Committee

Senator Evan Bayh

Senator Roland Burris

Senator Kay Hagan

Senator Harry Reid

Senator Senator John D. Rockefeller

Senator Senator Arlen Specter

Senator Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator Senator Ron Wyden


Russell Kimberling
Former Indiana Army National Guard Company Commander

Rocky Bixby
Former Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sergeant

Russell Powell
Former West Virginia Army National Guard Staff Sergeant

Glen Bootay
Former Army (3rd Infantry Division) Combat Engineer

Herman Gibb, Ph.D
Former Environmental Protection Agency Associate Director for Health

Additional Materials

Witness Biographies

Statement of Sam Schultz, E5 Squad Leader

2000 UN Security Council Report on Iraq

August 2003 KBR Qarmat Ali Site Assessment Memos

Defense Health Board 2008 Meeting Powerpoint Presentation

Defense Health Board 2008 Meeting Transcript

KBR June 22, 2003 HSE Log Confirming Sodium Dichromate at Qarmat Ali

KBR May 29, 2003 Memo Ordering PPE and Identifying Environmental Hazards

KBR Meeting Minutes, August 8, 2003

Senator Bayh 2008 Army Briefing

September 2008 CHPPM Qarmat Ali Fact Sheet





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