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Toxic legacy: Ivory Coast marks 8th anniversary of toxic dumping

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 18:03
    A woman, who suffers from burns she says are caused by toxic waste, protests outside the law courts in Abidjan.
    A woman, who suffers from burns she says are caused by toxic waste, protests outside the law courts in Abidjan.
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    © REUTERS/Thierry Goeugnon

    Residents of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, continue to suffer ill-health, eight years after multi-national oil-trader Trafigura dumped toxic waste in their communities. The dumping caused a human and environmental disaster yet residents still do not have answers to their questions about health and safety. Read Amnesty International's public statement. For full details of the Trafigura toxic waste dumping case, please see Injustice Incorporated: Advancing the Right to Remedy for Corporate Abuses of Human Rights

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