Côte d'Ivoire

Trafigura to pay $198 mln settlement to Ivory Coast

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ABIDJAN, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Dutch-based oil trader Trafigura said on Tuesday it would pay a 100 billion CFA franc ($198 million) settlement to Ivory Coast after thousands of people fell ill when waste was unloaded from a ship it sent there.

The money will be used largely to reimburse costs the state incurred for having the waste removed and the cost of medical treatment for those affected after it was dumped in open-air sites around the Ivorian economic capital Abidjan last August.

At least 10 people were killed after exposure to the fumes.

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