VA Continues to Deny Care Troops Exposed To Toxins at K2

The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to deny troops exposed to cancer-risking toxins at K2 even though recently declassified documents show the Pentagon knew troops were exposed and official military documents show evidence of said exposure.

According to an article published by, “Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, known as K2, is a former Soviet airbase in southeastern Uzbekistan that shares a border with northern Afghanistan. After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. established Camp Stronghold Freedom at K2, which was used to support combat missions from 2001 to 2005. Veterans described a toxic environment at the post, where pond water glowed green, black sludge oozed from the ground and the government posted massive white and yellow signs warning troops to keep out of certain areas due to chemical agents.”

Relevant Pages: Veterans Disability