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'Dirty tricks' over toxic waste

One of the largest class action lawsuits ever brought before the British courts is about to be settled. The case follows the illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast three years ago, which has been the subject of a continuing Newsnight investigation.

More than 30,000 people from the West African country who say that they were harmed by the waste were involved in the action against Trafigura, a multi-national mineral trading company with a base in London.

Liz McKean reports.

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