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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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Cement plant action - Carboneras, Spain

Slideshow | 17 October, 2002

Mahogany trade of power, corruption and blood

Feature story | 17 October, 2002 at 0:00

The wood oozes glamour and prestige in the gleaming showrooms of the north. But its plunder drives the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, corruption and even murder.

Cement plant blockade

Feature story | 16 October, 2002 at 0:00

The Esperanza’s Mediterranean tour kicked off Tuesday with a protest against at a cement plant, twenty-nine arrests and some rough stuff from the Spanish authorities.

Activist being arrested at protest against

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Activist being arrested at protest against using trash as fuel in a cement plant, which would produce toxic ash, air borne pollution and contaminated cement.

A peaceful activists gets taken down by Spanish authorities

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

A peaceful activists gets taken down by Spanish authorities while protesting at a Holcim cement plant.

Activists blockade the gate of a Holcim cement

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Activists blockade the gate of a Holcim cement plant to protest the proposed burning of trash as fuel, which would contaminate the cement and release dioxins.

Peaceful activists being dragged away

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Peaceful activists being dragged away after protesting against the proposed incineration of waste at a Spanish cement plant.

Spanish police officer subduing a peaceful Greenpeace activist

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Spanish police officer subduing a peaceful Greenpeace activist protesting using cement plants as incinerators.

Blockade of a Holcim cement plant

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Activist chained around the wheel of a cement truck - part of a blockade of a Holcim cement plant.

Imazon supports increased control over international trade of mahogany: the species’...

Publication | 15 October, 2002 at 0:00

Mahogany has long been subjected to predatory logging throughout tropical America - including Brazil – that is, harvest rates of natural populations exceed natural replacement rates through growth and regeneration. Appendix II listing would...

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