Military lawyers sue Pentagon over carcinogens at Gitmo housing

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Washington( CNN) Lawyers who work at a camp at Guantanamo Bay filed a suit Tuesday alleging that the Pentagon failed to properly investigate health hazards at facilities there that contain carcinogens.

The solicitors, who work at the facilities for several weeks in a year, am telling the US Navy failed to follow up on reports of high cancer suits among young and otherwise healthy people who work at Camp Justice, the complex where they work on detainees’ cases.

The lawsuit comes after a former military commissions lawyer filed a complaint with the Department of Defense inspector general in July 2015 to look into whether preconditions at the camp has participated in several cancer suits among personnel, including a former Camp Justice lawyer who died of cancer on July 19, 2015, at the age of 44.