What happened next is toxic waste history. Reports emerged in September that the slop was poured into sewers, saturating the city with poisonous waste. Again, Trafigura denied the danger of the slop. 10 people died and many more were sickened. Two Trafigura executives, one who owns a third of the massive company, headed to the Ivory Coast. After assessing the scene and offering the aid of their medical team – they returned to the airport, only to be arrested and thrown in Ivorian prison for four months. The AP reported that Trafigura paid the Ivory Coast government $197 million for the release of their employees and yesterday, they were reunited with their families. A class action lawsuit defending the sick Ivorians continues. However the company maintains, "Neither the company nor the Ivory Coast government accepts liability for the events of last August involving the Probo Koala."