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Afghanistan War Veteran Obtains VA Benefits for Cancer Related to Burn Pit Toxins

After Two VA Denials, Army Veteran Exposed to Toxic Burn Pit Smoke Gets His Disability Benefits

 

May 31, 2019, Connecticut Health Investigative Team, Peggy McCarthy

 

Berlin, CT – After being rejected twice, a Connecticut Army veteran has been awarded federal disability benefits for terminal brain cancer he contends was caused by exposure to open burn pits in Afghanistan.

 

Peter Antioho, 33, of Berlin, had to walk daily through heavy smoke emanating from burn pits as he performed his job as second in command on his base in 2012. A variety of items, including human and animal waste, plastic, ammunition and batteries were burned with diesel fuel 24 hours a day in open pits.  Antioho was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer two years ago.

 

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