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16 Sep 2009

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emails mostly between Trafigura officials; compiled by David Leigh, Guardian [UK]

The Trafigura files and how to read them

Most of these documents...are internal emails from Trafigura operatives around the world. They give a blow-by-blow account of the oil trading firm's decision to buy gasoline...and then process it at sea on a chartered tanker, the Probo Koala, using "caustic washing". Finally, they show the traders trying to get rid of the resulting toxic waste...

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