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Toxic trash of the tin Titans

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Issue 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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