Monday, 31 May 2010

Trafigura: 15 Days for Evidence

“Amsterdam district court has set aside 15 days to hear evidence about the few days oil tanker Probo Koala spent in Amsterdam before heading to Ivory Coast with a cargo of toxic waste.

Amsterdam based oil trader Trafigura, which owns the Probo Koala, waste processing company APS and Amsterdam city council are charged with breaking environmental laws in July 2006.

The Probo Koala moored in Amsterdam for cleaning but left after waste disposal experts questioned the contents of its tanks, officially described as ‘ship’s slops’ and Trafigura decided to look for a cheaper clean-up elsewhere.”

[http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2010/05/trafigura_amsterdam_council_in.php]

How much will we – in the UK - hear or read about this case?

I’ll do what I can.

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