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8 Nov 2006

Leigh Day

Ivory Coast toxic waste disaster claim issued in High Court

High Court proceedings have just been issued on behalf of people in the Ivory Coast who have suffered widespread death and injury as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals unloaded from the Probo Koala, a tanker, on August 18th 2006. The ship had been chartered by Trafigura, a company based...in the West End of London. The dumping of the toxic waste in Abidjan led to the death of ten Ivory Coast residents, and injured up to 100,000 local people.

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Lawsuit brought in UK high court against Trafigura on behalf of Ivory Coast victims after ship it chartered dumped toxic waste, killing 10 & injuring thousands

Trafigura lawsuit (re hazardous waste disposal in Côte d’Ivoire, filed in UK)