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Highly toxic fuel in West Africa: police in the Netherlands sound the alarm

Some countries of West Africa have been intoxicated by a poor quality fuel, according to the Dutch environmental police.

Mali, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Togo are among the countries that receive this “dirty fuel,” according to, which gives the information.

Stored in the Dutch ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, before being exported to Africa, these fuels have 300 times more sulfur than is allowed in Europe.

The same source explain whether the diesel and diesel exported to West Africa contain more toxic and carcinogenic substances than in the European Union, is because “the fuel traders take advantage of less stringent standards” in these importing countries, investigators are criminalized.



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