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Shell, Basf Ordered to Pay $354 Million in Brazil Plant Contamination Case

Bloomberg

By Laura Price – Aug 20, 2010 1:18 PM GMT+0100

The Brazilian units of Basf SE and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. were fined a total of 622 million reais ($354 million) after former workers suffered health problems because of contamination at a plant in Paulinia, Sao Paulo state, from the 1970s to 2002.

Basf SA and Shell do Brasil will also have to pay 64,500 reais in damages to each former worker and any children born during or after their service at the plant, according to an e- mailed statement from the Paulinia Labor Court yesterday. The payments cover medical treatment, exams and individual damages.

Shell and Basf have five days, starting yesterday, to publish a statement on the decision on Brazil’s two largest television networks, according to the court. Former workers at the Paulinia plant then have 90 days to present health documents. Basf plans to appeal the decision, according to a spokeswoman. read more

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Multi-million euro fine for Shell and BASF

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Published on 20 August 2010 – 12:30pm

A Brazilian court has ordered Shell Brasil and international chemical giant BASF to pay a total of 490 million euros in fines and damages in connection with the exposure of workers at a Sao Paulo factory to toxic substances, Brazilian media report.

Workers suffered health problems including high blood pressure and cancer. The factory, founded by Shell in 1977 and later taken over by BASF, was closed down in 2002.

The court ruled that both companies should help pay for the treatment of the physical and mental health problems suffered by the workers and their families. Over 1000 plaintiffs are expected to benefit from the verdict, which covers treatment of the workers’ children born during or after their period of employment at the factory. read more

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Roll call of Shell toxic brands deadly to insects, crop pests AND humans

“Note the admission that Shell employees at a drins’ production plant were used as guinea pigs in a related study of carcinogenic properties carried out by the Royal Dutch Group.”

Screen Shot 2015-06-28 at 23.35.36By John Donovan

Shell pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides

The roll call of Shell toxic brands deadly to insects, crop pests and humans…

Aldrin; Aldrin Soil Pest Killer; Ant Doom; Bidrin; Coppicide; DDT; DDT Dust; Derris Dust; Dieldrin; Dieldrin Garden Pest Killer; Endrin; Heptachlor; Koto; Netelex; Phosdrin; Pillakiller; Proponex; Shell Liquid Derris; Shell Tomato-Set; Shell Weedkill for Lawns; Shelltox; Slug Doom; Slug Kill; Sulficide; Telodrin; Universal DNC Fruit Tree Wash; Vapona

The following extracts are from “A HISTORY OF ROYAL DUTCH SHELL” Volume 2: a four volume history authored by a team of four historians associated with Utrecht University who were commissioned (paid) by Shell to write a full-length history of the company from 1890 until 2007. For this purpose, the team were given unrestricted access to Royal Dutch Shell’s archives. read more

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Shell sells German Heide refinery to Klesch

REUTERS

LONDON | Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:27am EDT

Aug 20 (Reuters) – UK private equity fund Klesch & Co said on Friday it had agreed to buy the Heide refinery from Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L).

The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close before the end of the year, the statement said.

The German refinery can process 4.5 million tonnes of crude per year. (Reporting by Ikuko Kurahone and Pratima Desai)

REUTERS ARTICLE

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BG in spotlight as Shell circles 356.9p

By Geoff Foster
20th August 2010

Spotlight: Oil giant BG Group has always been rumoured to be at the top of Royal Dutch Shell’s shopping list

It would certainly make dealers’ eyes water and be one of the biggest ever deals in UK corporate history: a £54billion, or £16 a share, cash bid by Royal Dutch Shell (49p down at 1740p) for BG Group, the oil and gas exploration division that used to be part of British Gas.

That was the rumour doing the rounds yesterday following an interesting interview down under.

Ann Pickard, Shell Australia’s executive vice president, revealed that Europe’s largest oil company plans to spend up to £32billion in Australia over the next ten years as it concentrates more on gas production. read more

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