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The Veteran's Post; K2: The Black Goo


Last updated 2/26/2020 at 7:12am

Were you stationed in Uzbekistan shortly after 9/11 until 2005? The place, Karshi-Khanabad, was called K2 and the ground was covered in black goo. Signs warned of radiation hazard, and the area frequently flooded. Pond water glowed green.

Were you there? How’s your health?

Various sources peg the toxic goo as asbestos, uranium and chemicals left over from a former Soviet air base. So far 61 veterans have come down with cancer, and they point to working in that location as the cause. There are documents, from as early as 2001, showing that the military knew the place was toxic.

Many of the...

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