Nine rare cancers tied to burn pit exposure added to VA benefits list

By: - April 26, 2022 6:29 am

Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Army Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, joins veterans advocacy groups, activists, politicians and fellow victims’ families during a news conference about military burn pits legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on March 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden has said burn pits — which incinerated medical and hazard material, jet fuel and other substances — were one of the many dangers U.S. soldiers faced during deployments. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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