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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..."

The latest updates

 

US removes climate scientist

Feature story | 22 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace denounced the influence of the oil industry and fossil fuel interests in the election of the new Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Exxon protests expands

Feature story | 22 April, 2002 at 0:00

Esso/Exxon Mobil, the world's biggest oil company, will be the target of a week of global protests in May, Greenpeace said today.

A review of the marine transport of radioactive materials with particular reference...

Publication | 19 April, 2002 at 0:00

A report to Greenpeace International by Tim Deere-Jones BSc.Hons, Maritime Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff Marine Environment & Pollution Consultant.

Decision on Thai coal plants

Feature story | 19 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace is urging the public to tell the Prime Minister of Thailand to refuse two new coal-fired power plants in central southern Thailand.

Ancient Forest Summit ends

Feature story | 19 April, 2002 at 0:00

After two weeks of intense debate, governments walked away from the Ancient Forest Summit without any agreement on urgent measures to protect ancient forests.

The Truth Behind Komatsu's book 'The truth behind the whaling dispute'

Publication | 18 April, 2002 at 0:00

Masayuki Komatsu, Japan’s deputy commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, haswritten a book that has been released by the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR), an NGOestablished by the whaling industry. Entitled The Truth Behind the...

Buying a Return to Commercial Whaling: How the government of Japan uses fisheries...

Publication | 18 April, 2002 at 0:00

'They (Japan) make it clear, that if you don't vote for them, they will have to reconsider the aid. They use money crudely to buy influence.' - Atherton Martin, Dominica's past Environment and Fisheries Minister The Observer , May 2001

One thousand Greenpeace Kids for Forests

Image | 17 April, 2002 at 1:00

One thousand Greenpeace Kids for Forests march in the Hague, during the Ancient Forest Summit.

Vicwood-Thanry destroying Cameroon's ancient forests

Publication | 17 April, 2002 at 0:00

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