posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 01:10 PM
From Al Jazeera:
Oil-trading company Trafigura has said it has reached a settlement with 31,000 people in Ivory Coast who claimed they were made ill by toxic waste
dumped around the capital, Abidjan.
Under the deal, which sees Trafigura pay the claimants nearly $50m, the alleged victims have accepted that there was no link between the deaths,
injuries or miscarriages suffered and exposure to the waste, the company said.
In a joint statement issued late on Saturday, Trafigura and Leigh Day and Co, a British law firm representing the plaintiffs, said more than 20
independent experts had examined the case.
"These independent experts are unable to identify a link between exposure to the chemicals released from the slops and deaths, miscarriages, still
births, birth defects, loss of visual acuity or other serious and chronic injuries," it said."