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UK to Brazil: here’s our trash

July 24, 2009

‘The Brazilian government has said it will lodge a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the alleged export of illegal waste from the UK. The move comes as three men were arrested as part of an Environment Agency investigation into the alleged export of 99 shipping containers of waste to the South American country. The complaint to the WTO will be based on the Basel Convention, which bans shipments of toxic waste from industrialised nations, Brazil’s foreign ministry said in a statement.’

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