Ivory Coast: Prosecutor urges top fine for Trafigura toxic waste

Reuters: The Dutch public prosecutor is seeking a maximum fine for commodities trader Trafigura, saying it violated environmental laws when transporting toxic waste that ultimately ended up in the open air in Ivory Coast. The prosecutor said Monday the privately-held company should pay 2 million euros ($2.5 million) in fines, charging it with exporting waste, concealing its harmfulness and forgery. "Trafigura has let its own interests prevail above health and the environment ... Other ......

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