Vermont Governor Signs Burn Pit Registry Bill - NECN

Vermont Governor Signs Burn Pit Registry Bill



    New Vt. Law Helps Vets Exposed to Burn Pits

    A new law in Vermont aims to help those impacted by toxic fumes from military burn pits.

    (Published Monday, June 17, 2019)

    Gov. Phil Scott has signed a bill aimed at getting Vermont veterans who have served overseas to sign up on a national registry that tracks symptoms of those who have suffered from burn bit exposure.

    The bill requires the state health commissioner and adjutant general to work together to develop and make available information about the possible health effects of being exposed to chemicals from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Officials will contact all known veterans and ensure they have access to the registry and other resources.

    Scott signed the bill Monday at the Woody William Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Northfield. He gave particular thanks to June Heston, whose husband, Gen. Mike Heston,

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