Netherlands: Toxic Waste Case Is Settled

Reuters: In an out-of-court settlement, the commodity trader Trafigura will pay $1.7 million in fines for illegally exporting toxic waste to Ivory Coast, Dutch prosecutors said Friday. The company was convicted in 2010 but had appealed a $1.3 million fine for illegally exporting the waste. Ivory Coast residents said the waste, which was dumped in the open, made them ill. Prosecutors had also appealed the fine, upheld by another Dutch court in 2011, saying it should have been higher. The settlement ends all......

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