Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) and BASF (BASFY.PK) agree to pay up to $316M to workers exposed...

|About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)|By:, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) and BASF (BASFY.PK) agree to pay up to $316M to workers exposed to toxic chemicals in Brazil, ending a six-year legal battle. A pesticide factory in São Paulo state operated by the companies for 30 years until it was shut down in 2002 has been blamed for various deaths and health problems in the local community.