In adopting a joint resolution on the export of toxic waste to Africa, the European Parliament called on the European Commission, the Netherlands and the Ivory Coast to investigate a case where eight people died so far, and some 85,000 were taken to hospitals for treatment for nosebleeds, diarrhoea, nausea, eye irritation and breathing difficulties. The consequences of this dumping of toxic waste may be far-reaching, including soil contamination and surface and groundwater pollution. Investigato...

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