Dutch Probo Koala toxic waste cases finally settled out of court
The Dutch public prosecution department and oil trading group Trafigura have finally settled their legal dispute, ending years of proceedings surrounding the dumping of oil waste in Ivory Coast by the Probo Koala ship in 2006. Trafigura was earlier fined €1m for the illegal export of hazardous waste and concealing the nature of the waste. The Probo Koala was docked in Amsterdam before heading to the African country…Trafigura has now agreed to pay a further €300,000 as compensation for its earnings from the illegal export. The public prosecutor has also agreed to drop the case against Trafigura director Claude Dauphin in return for a €67,000 fine.