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Victims of 2006 toxic waste spill in Côte d’Ivoire file new lawsuit against Trafigura in Dutch court

"Ivory Coast toxic spill victims launch Dutch suit"

Thousands of Ivorian victims of a deadly 2006 toxic waste spill are suing Dutch multinational oil trader Trafigura to demand compensation…The class-action lawsuit before the Amsterdam district court is the second in the Netherlands by a large group of residents from…Abidjan who claim to have been affected by the spill. Law firm Beer Advocaten said…that summons had been issued on behalf of Dutch group Stichting Victimes des Dechets Toxiques Cote d'Ivoire (Victims of Toxic Waste in Ivory Coast)…Trafigura, which denies any link between the waste and deaths, has previously reached out-of-court settlements…Britain and the Ivory Coast. The company…declined to comment on Wednesday.

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