From The Riegle Report, which was delivered to the Senate on February 9, 1994, regarding the health of Gulf War veterans: “With the initiation of the ‘ground war’ on February 24, 1991, Iraqi forces set fire to over 600 oil wells located inside Kuwait. The contamination from these fires had a dramatic impact on the environment and the smoke was so thick that often there was darkness.”

 – Donald Wayne Riegle, Jr. and Alfonse M. D’Amato, The Riegle Report, May 25, 1994, Page 106