This video says about itself:
13 December 2009 — Trafigura and their lawyers Carter Ruck had been pursuing an ongoing libel case against the BBC over a news story that aired in May 2009. Until this week the story was still available on the BBC website. The link stopped working some time on December 10th or 11th. Trafigura and Carter Ruck have become notorious for their willingness to use the UK’s repressive media laws to suppress legitimate criticism and comment. Uploaded for educational and news reporting purposes.
Translated from NOVUM/AP in the Netherlands today:
Oil corporation Trafigura has been ordered to pay a fine of one million euros for the export of toxic waste from Amsterdam. This was decided by the court in Amsterdam on Friday. The waste was eventually dumped in Ivory Coast, causing many people to become sick and killing fifteen people.
See also here.
Trafigura, one of the world’s leading oil and metals traders, has told bond investors it earned almost $1bn last year, revealing the extraordinary profitability of the publicity-shy Swiss-based trading houses which dominate commodities markets: here.
Oil giant fined over toxic waste
The Netherlands: A court has fined oil trading company Trafigura AG 1 million euros (£800,000) for exporting toxic waste to the Ivory Coast four years ago and concealing the dangerous nature of the waste when it was initially unloaded from a ship in Amsterdam.
Last month’s verdict was the first time Trafigura had been convicted in the scandal.
The Swiss-based company consistently denied any wrongdoing in the case, but it paid 157m euros (£130m) to Ivory Coast to help clean up the waste.
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