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The Pentagon Is Actively Poisoning Americans Across The US And It’s 100% ‘Legal’

There are 61 active military sites in the US that are used to burn hazardous explosives, making the Pentagon the largest source of pollution in the country.


The idea that a government is actively poisoning its citizens may sound like the perfect propaganda plot to send the mainstream media into a feeding frenzy, and to make American neoconservatives beg for the invasion of a sovereign nation—unless it is happening in the United States.

The Department of Defense and its contractors are currently using at least 61 active military sites across the country to “burn and detonate unused munitions and raw explosives in the open air with no environmental emissions controls,” according to a series of bombshell reports from ProPublica that give insight into the largest source of pollution in the country: The Pentagon.

One of those sites is located at an army ammunition plant in Radford, Virginia. The town consists of around 17,000 people, and it is home to an elementary school that has been ranked by researchers as facing some of the most dangerous air-quality hazards in the country.”


“The rate of thyroid diseases in three of the surrounding counties is among the highest in the state, provoking town residents to worry that emissions from the Radford plant could be to blame. Government authorities have never studied whether Radford’s air pollution could be making people sick, but some of their hypothetical models estimate that the local population faces health risks exponentially greater than people in the rest of the region.”

Congress banned American industries from using “open burns” to dispose of hazardous waste in 1984, with the land disposal restrictions program for the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency was instructed to specify “either concentration levels or methods of treatment for hazardous constituents to meet before land disposal.

However, ProPublica noted that lawmakers granted the Pentagon and its contractors “a temporary reprieve from those rules to give engineers time to address the unique aspects of destroying explosive military waste. That exemption has remained in place ever since.”


In the United States, outdoor burning and detonation is still the military’s leading method for dealing with munitions and the associated hazardous waste. It has remained so despite a U.S. Senate resolution a quarter of a century ago that ordered the Department of Defense to halt the practice ‘as soon as possible.’ It has continued in the face of a growing consensus among Pentagon officials and scientists that similar burn pits at U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan sickened soldiers.”

As The Free Thought Project reported in February 2016, a former U.S. Marine and Army sergeant detailed the horrific conditions U.S. soldiers faced in Iraq and Afghanistan in a book titled, “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers.” The book highlighted the constant streams of toxic smoke from the burning of waste, which created lifelong health issues for both soldiers and local civilians.

While the current number of active military sites using operations similar to “burn pits” stands at 61, there are records of nearly 200 sites in the U.S. that have a history of burning hazardous explosives in the open air.

ProPublica noted that facilities such as the one in Radford—which burns raw explosives in bonfire-like piles—operate using special government permits “that are supposed to keep the process safe, limiting the release of toxins to levels well below what the government thinks can make people sick.”However, even the EPA officials who govern the process “acknowledge that the permits provide scant protection.”


In addition to directly affecting the health of residents by polluting the air, the explosive residue from these burn sites is also affecting local residents by poisoning their drinking water.

In Huntsville, Alabama, officials began monitoring the drinking water after they found that the level of perchlorate in the soil was 7,000 times higher than safety limits, and in Grand Island, Nebraska, underground drinking water supplies were affected after explosive residues spread more than 20 miles from the site at the ammunition plant.

The important thing to remember is that according to the United States government, everything they are doing is legal—they have just found loopholes in order to justify any actions that would be considered “illegal” if they were committed by anyone else.


This is another reminder that just because something is “legal,” does not mean it is right, and that—as hundreds of thousands of Americans are experiencing firsthand—the U.S. government does not have the best interest of its citizens in mind, and it is not above poisoning them, in order to fuel the fire that sustains the U.S. war machine.

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Comment by mr1stroke on July 29, 2017 at 12:41am
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Comment by El-Bull on July 28, 2017 at 9:27pm

mr1stroke You're welcome. I try to keep people informed, whether or not they believe it , it's up to them. If they don't, they'll be caught sleeping and remember when people like you and I disseminated the information for them to prepare themselves and bring awareness.

Comment by mr1stroke on July 28, 2017 at 3:00pm

El-Bull I did thank you on my comment, i support any one with useful information not only i can be educate but for the general public

Comment by mr1stroke on July 28, 2017 at 2:58pm

its been legal for years which is why the people in Puertorico was boycotting the U.S do any one remember Al Sharpton with the hunger strike when he was in prison for that march, by the way which was a front when he was actually dieting.

The people who are renting and those in public housing have no choice but to deal with it unless you have money, they have those sites listed you can find them from your realtor if you are purchasing a home, which is why you ask questions before purchase, its up to every one to do their homework and prepare to the future, in Brooklyn NY by the belt Parkway behind Starrett city thats a government land where they used to do experiment if any one used to pay attention that land used to be black, and the water was always filthy, the project was the only thing there, now they are trying to clean it out build new houses as well as bringing strip malls with new businesses, but as usual  El-Bull thanks for posting that type of information on here, the few people will be educated and research that type of information, but for the rest of them who are too educated who knows too much and too busy gossiping at some gay topics will be the future victims when they are dying of cancer at the age of 30

Comment by IAN DAVIS on July 28, 2017 at 1:38pm
Comment by Cee Gee on July 28, 2017 at 12:03pm

WOW....what an eye opener.

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