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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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Recommendations of the International team of Experts on the remediation of the former...

Publication | 26 November, 2004 at 0:00

In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster in history, an independent team of experts presented recommendations for a clean up operation of the contaminated Union Carbide (UC) site in Bhopal that could be carried out...

Bhopal disaster - twenty years on (part II)

Feature story | 26 November, 2004 at 0:00

Imagine waking up one morning to find that dangerous chemicals have contaminated your home and community, and that the culprits are ignoring your plight. That is the reality that both Paul and Ruby faced at a very early age. But rather than...

Bhopal - The worst chemical disaster.

Publication | 25 November, 2004 at 0:00

Dow liabilities in Bhopal

Publication | 25 November, 2004 at 0:00

Forest Crime File: Danzer Group (Revised 2nd Edition)

Publication | 24 November, 2004 at 0:00

REVISED & UPDATED JANUARY 2005In June 2004, Greenpeace published an initial report outlining how the Swiss based Danzer Group had been knowingly financing illegal logging in Africa. The Danzer Group quickly responded, but their response failed...

Tesco stops whale sale

Feature story | 24 November, 2004 at 0:00

Supermarket giant Tesco is taking whale meat off the shelves in its Japanese stores. Although Japan's "research" fleet has set sail, this is good news, because as Tesco's own slogan says, 'every little helps!'

Development Without Destruction: Towards sustainable Pacific fisheries

Publication | 23 November, 2004 at 0:00

Read how Western and Central Pacific fisheries are threatened, and about solutions to the problem, in this Greenpeace report (PDF, 20pp, 3Mb)Key issues discussed in this report: Overfishing, overcapacity, capacity migration, rogue industry,...

Australian Minister backs Greenpeace on forests

Feature story | 23 November, 2004 at 0:00

Good news for the forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and communities around the world suffering at the hands of illegal logging: the Australian Federal Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald, has agreed that it...

Margaret Atwood

Image | 21 November, 2004 at 0:00

Margaret Atwood

Rex Weyler, author of Greenpeace

Image | 21 November, 2004 at 0:00

Rex Weyler, author of Greenpeace

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