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Ivory Coast toxic waste disaster claim issued in High Court

Author: Leigh Day, Published on: 8 November 2006

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 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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Related companies: Trafigura Beheer