Dutch firm to pay Ivory Coast $198m

The government will use the money to clean up toxic waste that killed 10 people.

    The toxic waste caused a political crisis for Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast president [AFP] 

    "We thought it was our duty to propose a just and fair settlement for the regrettable consequences of these events," Roald Goethe, a Trafigura representative, told a news conference.
     
    Neither Trafigura nor the Ivory Coast government accept any liability for August's events, the company said in a statement.
     
    At least 10 people were killed after exposure to the fumes.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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