COTE D'IVOIRE: Who is to blame for dumping toxic oil sludge?

Saturday, November 22, 2008
ABIDJAN Wednesday, October 01, 2008 (IRIN) - A trial is under way in Abidjan of local officials accused of conniving in the dumping of toxic oil sludge in August 2006 and causing over a dozen deaths, and illnesses to tens of thousands. Victims of the Abidjan dumping scandal, environmentalists and lawyers say the real culprits have slipped away. The president of the Union of Abidjan and Surrounding Areas’ Victims of Toxic Waste, Ouattara Aboubacar, told IRIN the trial of 12 Abidjan port and...