Shell and BASF to appeal ruling

first_img Royal Dutch Shell and German chemicals maker BASF plan to appeal a Brazilian court ruling on health injuries related to pollution at a former pesticide plant. A Brazilian court has sentenced BASF and Shell to pay £1.1bn Brazilian real (£403m) for soil and ground water pollution. “We expect that the Brazilian courts at a higher level will eventually establish that we were not responsible for alleged health impacts and other claims,” a Shell spokesman said yesterday. BASF also plans to appeal, arguing former owner Shell was to blame, a BASF spokeswoman said. Shell built the factory in the 1970s and sold it to chemicals manufacturer Cyanamid in 1995. BASF bought the site in 2000 and produced pesticides there for only two years before shutting it down, the spokeswoman said. Since 2008, the owner of the plant is Shell again. Share KCS-content Shell and BASF to appeal ruling Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sunday 22 August 2010 9:48 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img

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