In 2006 Trafigura chartered the Probo Koala, a tanker, for the transportation of oil products. The vessel needed to have some residual waste or 'slops' treated. These slops were discharged to a licensed contractor in Abidjan in the presence Ivorian officials, but the contractor then recklessly dumped them at 17 or 18 locations in the city, triggering the events known as ‘the Probo Koala case’ and leading to more than 10 years of legal claims, expert and media reports.
Here are the facts in twelve summary Q&As with reference documents included.
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