Trafigura accused over Ivory Coast toxic waste
Dutch prosecutors have accused multi-national oil trading firm Trafigura of illegally exporting hazardous waste to Ivory Coast in 2006. The allegations came at the start of a trial in which the firm is accused of breaking Dutch export and environmental laws and forging official documents…Trafigura rejects the charges. It denies the waste was dangerous, or that it knew the chemicals would be dumped. Among those standing trial is an employee of Trafigura and the Ukrainian captain of the Probo Koala, the ship that exported the waste from the Netherlands…The city of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Port Services (APS), are charged with not preventing the export of dangerous waste.