KBR's Gulf Coast Slaves

Reviewed by Lauren Powell

Authorities are keeping Katrina relief workers ill-informed and unprotected from the health risks of what has been described as a cesspool of toxic chemicals. No government regulations for Katrina responders exist. KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, holds the main contract for Katrina relief work, and while the company maintains it operates legally, hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been hired. Many have been denied promised wages, food and shelter. A period of relaxed labor standards following Katrina created lasting conditions for abuse of workers.
"Gulf Coast Slaves," Roberto Lovato, Salon.com, 11/05
//www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111505A.shtml
"Relief Workers May Be Next Wave of Katrina Victim,s" Michelle Chen, The New Standard, 09/23/05
//newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/2395


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