Ivory Coast Seeks More Cash From Trafigura Disaster

Law360, New York (June 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Ivory Coast is reportedly seeking an additional $460 million from Dutch oil trading company Trafigura to clean toxic waste that was illegally dumped on its shores in August 2006.

In a draft settlement proposal first reported on by Agence France Presse, the Ivory Coast government said it would need between $82 million and $461 million to pay medical costs and finish cleaning up the highly toxic petrochemical waste and caustic soda that has killed 16 people and harmed thousands of others.

Trafigura responded by saying...
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