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Greenpeace scientist Dr. Rianne Teule measures radioactive levels of a device from the nearby Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device, abandoned on a roadside, contains yellow powder that is 1000 times background levels of radiation.


We are calling for a full assessment of the situation at Tuwaitha and other nuclear sites in Iraq. Find out what we discovered on our trip in June and July 2003.

One member of the Iraq team writes, "How do you tell someone they can't stay in their own home anymore? How do you look someone in the eye when you know that what little they have, they should abandon, even though they have nowhere else to go? We had to do that today. Another day looking for nightmares, another day finding them..."

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Confidential comments from US government on the CEC report

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

History of the CEC report on Mexican maize

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

Backgrounder on political and social issues that relate to the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) process on maize genetic contamination in Mexico.

The CEC advisory group - who are they?

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

This document provides a brief background to some of the members of the CEC advisory group, specifically those with industry ties and representatives of environmental and indigenous groups.

Conclusions from the CEC Mexican Maize report (English)

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

This report is an unofficial translation of the main conclusions and recommendations from the report.

The CEC report on ge maize contamination in Mexico

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

The Spanish language version of the CEC report into maize contamination in Mexico that the US government has been trying to supress since its completion in June 2004. The report, written by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of...

Oceans Factsheet - Moratorium on Bottom Trawling

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace believes that the United Nations must act now by taking, effective actions to ensure the long-term viability of vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. The first of those actions must be to pass aResolution declaring an immediatemoratorium on...

Oceans Factsheet - High Seas Responsibility

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

All nations have responsibilityfor deep sea life on the High Seas.But a few wealthy nations are fishing away marine life and profiting from our global commons.

Deep Sea Biodiversity Factsheet

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

It is the enormous variety of marine life that makes seamounts such an important part of ocean ecosystems.The biodiversity found on high seas seamounts is as rich - and some believe richer - than that found in the great ancient rainforests of the...

Bottom Trawling Factsheet

Publication | 18 October, 2004 at 0:00

Deep sea life is being destroyed by sea bottom trawling before scientists can unravel the mysteries of the deep.There is unprecedented concern about the destruction of our deep seas. More than 1000 eminent marine scientists from 60 countries have...

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