Cancel your vacation plans to any water plants in the Middle East. American defense contractor KBR was recently ordered to settle with the United States National Guard in response to a toxic chemical issue. About a dozen soldiers took up the lawsuit, claiming KBR knew all along that they were being exposed to a drug called “carcinogen hexavalent chromium” at an Iraqi water facility. A judge in Portland, Oregon ordered the settlement of $85 million with each individual member of the National Guard receiving around $7 million. The soldiers are currently suffering from respiratory issues, trouble breathing, and skin conditions that will require extensive health care for the immediate future.