Pollutions and Traffics

Les déchets produits en Europe et aux Etats-Unis et exportés par voie maritime dans des pays incapables de les stocker ont tracé la ligne directrice de Robin des Bois sur la gestion des déchets : proximité, responsabilité et solidarité. En vertu de ces trois principes, Robin des Bois ne s’oppose pas systématiquement à l’ouverture de lieux de stockage ou de traitement des déchets. Aujourd’hui, le trafic de déchets s’organise autour de directives européennes et de conventions internationales statiques, faciles à détourner et à interprétations multiples. Les déchets électroniques et d’autres ex-produits de consommation et de bien être « à recycler » prennent la fuite.

Trafigura Captured by Mercaptan and Hydrogen Sulphide

23 Jul 2010

While the Gulf Jash, ex-Probo Koala, is leaving the oily waters of the Gulf of Mexico and while the Aristos II, another tanker chartered by Trafigura, is being scrapped on the muddy beaches of Chittagong in Bangladesh, the judgement of the Amsterdam court course is showing a new light on the dark side of traders and marine traffic.

The misinformation by the multinational Trafigura is denied. According to their spokespeople, lawyers and their spin doctors everything which happened in Abidijan is “a myth”. Amsterdam’s judgement confirms that the waste from the Merox desulphurisation onboard the Probo Koala was toxic and dangerous. Four years after the Probo Koala’s stop in The Netherlands, this judgement puts an end to the alleged irresponsibility of Trafigura. In spite of the breaking up of responsibility in place in shipping, each link in the chain, on land and at sea, has been grasped by the justice.

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Trafigura lies

28 Jun 2010

At the witness stand in the Amsterdam courtroom, Trafigura steers the truth as ruthlessly as it steered the Probo Koala. Trafigura’s defence lawyer declared that all the damages caused by refining at sea of Petroleos Mexicanos’ hyper sulphurized naphtha and all the health risks from the desulphurization waste could be only a “myth” spread by ecologists, journalists, and politicians. In his opening defence he stated that “It has not been proven that the events in the Ivory Coast [the spreading of Probo Koala’s waste in Abidjan] cause serious harm to the health of the population, or that they could have done”.

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(Français) Le Probo Koala à la barre

31 May 2010

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(Français) Probo Koala, le livre

19 May 2010

(Français) Probo Koala, le livre

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(Français) Probo Koala : Plainte contre les Pays-Bas et l’Estonie

6 Apr 2010

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(Français) La Guadeloupe malade de ses déchets sanitaires

2 Nov 2009

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(Français) Probo Koala 3 ans après, c’est toujours la cote d’alerte en Côte d’Ivoire

19 Aug 2009

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(Français) Le Probo Koala, 2 ans après

19 Aug 2008

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(Français) La réplique d’un fiasco du recyclage

6 Jun 2008

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(Français) Déchets : la filière Europe-Afrique

24 Dec 2007

(Français) Déchets : la filière Europe-Afrique

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