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Trafigura illegally exported toxic waste from Amsterdam, according to the findings of a Dutch court. The company transported the waste to the Ivory Coast where it injured thousands of local people in 2006.
Trafigura, the company at the centre of a toxic waste scandal in the Ivory Coast, has offered the 30,000 people affected by the dumping a payment of 1,000 UK pounds each as compensation.
Trafigura has launched a lawsuit against a British TV news programme for alleging that the company had been involved in one of the biggest toxic waste dumping scandals in the world.
The trial around the dumping of 500 tons of chemical waste by a company acting on behalf of Dutch firm Trafigura has been halted when defence lawyers walked out in protest at the company's absence from court.
Trafigura, the Dutch oil trading group, has said that it will pay nearly $200m to clean up the consequences of a pollution incident involving toxic waste.
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