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Vol 47 No 20

Published 6th October 2006

Côte d'Ivoire

Toxic timeline

2 July: Probo Koala docked at Amsterdam after unloading at Algesiras, Spain. It asked Amsterdam Port Services (APS) to empty its slops tank. More than 500 cubic metres (m3 ) were unloaded and taken to port. Saying the pollution was serious and the waste was not the one declared, APS demanded US$1000 per m3, then after negotiations $750. As it was too expensive for Trafigura, the slops were pumped back into the ship ...

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