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Toxic trash of the tin Titans

Issue No. 2350

Trafigura accounts for 40 percent of trade in refined copper, lead and zinc. But the one time it made world headlines was in 2006 when a ship it owned was responsible for dumping toxic waste in Côte D’Ivoire. 

Many locals became sick and at least ten people died. Trafigura paid £130 million in compensation.

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