Oil trader Offers Pay Out Over Toxic Waste Dumping

LONDON, England (CNN) — A giant oil-trading company is offering to pay thousands of Africans a settlement after a contractor illegally dumped toxic waste in West Africa three years ago.

The United Nations says the 2006 dumping in Ivory Coast killed 15 people and sickened about 100,000 others.

Trafigura is offering $1,536 (950 British pounds) per person to settle a lawsuit stemming from the dumping of 500 tons of toxic waste off Ivory Coast, or Cote d’Ivoire, a company spokeswoman told CNN Monday.

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