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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 Penny Gardner (UK) right

Image | 19 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists Penny Gardner (UK) right and Irene Maggiulli (Italy) left atop the bow mast of their ship, the MV Esperanza, protesting the passage of a deadly plutonium shipment from Japan to UK.

Who really rules our planet?

Feature story | 19 August, 2002 at 0:00

As government leaders meet in Johannesburg for the second Earth Summit, we have to ask why they are bothering. If you wanted to make some changes on Sesame Street, wouldn't it make more sense to invite the writers and puppeteers to meet, rather...

Plutonium on the horizon, planet on the line

Feature story | 19 August, 2002 at 0:00

A shipment of one of the planet's deadliest substances will round the Cape of Good Hope at about the same time world leaders are arriving in Johannesburg for the Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. We caught up with the British ship carrying...

Cabo Cope, Murcia

Image | 16 August, 2002 at 1:00

Cabo Cope, Murcia

The flooded Spolana chemical plant shortly

Image | 15 August, 2002 at 1:00

The flooded Spolana chemical plant shortly after the explosion of chlorine gas

Climate chaos misery

Feature story | 15 August, 2002 at 0:00

Eastern Europe under water, continent wide smog clouds in Asia, both floods and droughts in India and China, heat waves in Canada, the US and Australia. Is this a taste of a warmer world where our insatiable desire for fossil fuels causes the...

Bhopal - an ongoing corporate crime

Feature story | 13 August, 2002 at 0:00

This moving exhibition offers a unique photographic insight into the human and environmental tragedy that has engulfed the Indian city of Bhopal since December 1984, when an explosion at Union Carbide's pesticide plant released lethal gases into...

Asian brown cloud antidote

Feature story | 13 August, 2002 at 0:00

Asian brown cloud nothing new. The solution is overdue. The Earth Summit can take action. So can you.

Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 0:00

Joseph Melloh has spent the last three months in a Congolese jail, not for his former career as a professional poacher, but for campaigning against the bushmeat trade and investigating the operations of one logging company in the Congo.

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