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20 Sep 2009

Loucoumane Coulibaly & Reed Stevenson, Reuters

Trader Trafigura says settles Ivorian waste case

International commodities trader Trafigura said on Sunday it had reached a settlement with thousands of people in Ivory Coast who said they had fallen ill from toxic waste dumped around the economic capital Abidjan. Each of the 31,000 claimants represented by British law firm Leigh Day and Co would be entitled to damages of about 950 pounds ($1,553), Trafigura board director Eric de Turckheim told Reuters. Trafigura said the settlement was in no way an admission of liability. An Ivorian group representing the victims said it rejected the offer, and accused the company of exploiting Africa's poverty to end the row and avoid taking responsibility.

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Trafigura settles UK lawsuit regarding toxic waste dumped in Côte d’Ivoire - victims rights group says settlement "not fair"

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