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Coloradans dealing with lung diseases after working on military bases with garbage burn pits
DENVER -- A Colorado woman says she is dealing with a serious lung disease she got as a result of working as a defense contractor in Iraq. Veronica Landry, 47, has led an active lifestyle as a body builder and spin instructor. However, after returning from Iraq, she had trouble breathing. "I was completely blacked out to where I couldn't see. I couldn't talk. I couldn't move but I could hear everything going on around me in that emergency room. I knew I was dying," Landry said.