In an incident of environmental racism on a global scale, at least 400 tons of extremely toxic waste was dumped from a Dutch-owned ship at 11 open air sites in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The noxious fumes from the “slops” have sent 36,000 people to see doctors with symptoms including rashes, vomiting and fainting. Seven people have died.

Update: Estonia blocks tanker linked to Ivory Coast toxic waste from leaving port after Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the ship and urged authorities investigate.