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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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Greenpeace activists deliver a wake up call

Image | 28 October, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists deliver a wake up call to the Commission for the Conservation of Antartic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), demanding an end to pirate fishing of toothfish.

Toothy, tasty and under threat

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 0:00

A tasty fish with a toothy grin is prized loot for modern pirates. With a market value of US$10 a kilogram, toothfish are on the losing end of a massive international and illegal treasure hunt. Even member countries of the regional conservation...

Illegal export of mahogany continues

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 0:00

One year ago we uncovered a stash of illegal mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon worth over US$7 million. The seizure of these logs and continued investigations by the government led to a ban on the logging, transport and export of mahogany. But...

Technical guidelines for cleanup at the Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) site in Bhopal...

Publication | 26 October, 2002 at 0:00

Guidelines for the full clean up of this global toxic hotspot.

Update from the Esperanza

Feature story | 26 October, 2002 at 0:00

Mariek, a Dutch activist on board the Esperanza, sends a first hand account of the Toxics Free Mediterranean tour to date, including a first hand account of their two actions in Spain.

Greenpeace activists struggle with a banner

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists struggle with a banner in strong winds after they shut down the Esso station in Wasserbillig, Luxembourg.

Greenpeace acivists braved a day long rainstorm

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace acivists braved a day long rainstorm to shut down every Esso station in Luxembourg

Greenpeace blocks every Esso station in Luxembourg

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace blocks every Esso station in Luxembourg.

Greenpeace activists lock Esso pumps in Luxembourg

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists lock Esso pumps in Luxembourg. All 28 Esso stations in the country were idled for an entire day by Greenpeace action.

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