Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Attorney-General Suing Amsterdam Municipality for Environmental Abuse

The Attorney-General is suing the Amsterdam Municipality, together with two Dutch companies and a ship captain. In 2006 the company which had chartered the ship Probo Koala, which was lying in Amsterdam port, offered to sell hazardous waste materials to local companies for treatment. As this turned out to be too expensive, the company sent the waste materials to the Ivory Coast where it was dumped outside the capital Abidjan by a local company. As a result, sixteen people died and thousands became ill. An investigation found that the Amsterdam municipal environmental service had made major mistakes in the handling of this matter when the ship was in Amsterdam port.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Environmental abuse - terrible.

Much worse than this