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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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A worst-case scenario for impact of proposed GE Seed Contamination Directive on EU...

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

The seed contamination directive allows for eventual contamination of soya, cotton and sugarbeet seeds with genetically engineered varieties should pending applications receive a growing approval. Across the EU15 and accession countries (inc...

Save our seeds!

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

As the European Union prepares to implement regulations that will further close the market to genetically engineered (GE) food and crops, a new legislative threat to Europe’s de facto non-GE status is emerging: the prospect of legally allowed GE...

Iceland not going to play by the rules

Feature story | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

Whalers won a victory at a special meeting of the International Whaling Commission when Iceland was voted in as a full member despite their admission they will not follow all the rules of the commission and will begin whaling by 2006.

Expanding the Threat of Russian Weapons-Grade Plutonium – “The Western Option”

Publication | 11 October, 2002 at 0:00

The NDF, working with nuclear industry advisors from Germany, Russia, the United States, Sweden, and Switzerland, have compiled a detailed, though flawed analysis of what it calls the “Western Option.” The proposal presents the option of...

Greenpeace activists stamp a 'toxic waste'

Image | 8 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists stamp a 'toxic waste' warning sign, on the stern of the Greek owned ship ‘Silver Ray’ in Antwerp harbour today. The ship is shortly bound for scraping in Asia.

Activists stamp a 'toxic waste' warning sign

Image | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

Activists stamp a 'toxic waste' warning sign on the Greek owned 'Silver Ray', which is shortly bound for scraping in Asia.

Nuclear plant cover-ups in Japan

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

In late August, news started to come out of Japan that TEPCO (Japan’s largest nuclear utility and the second largest in the world) had been cheating on reactor inspections for years. This brings them in line with their colleagues in the USA,...

Supertanker leaking oil

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

How the explosion on the Limburg oil tanker happened is still being debated, but the results are indisputable. The explosion that ripped through the double hulled oil tanker late Sunday produced a gapping hole that spilled as much as 8,000 tonnes...

The European Union Action Plan to Eradicate IUU Fishing – A Greenpeace Critique

Publication | 7 October, 2002 at 0:00

The UN FAO International Plan of Action (IPOA) to Prevent, Deter andEliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing was approved by the Committee on Fisheries by consensus on 2 March 2001. In doing so, the Committee urged all Members...

Food aid policy of donors in Southern Africa

Publication | 7 October, 2002 at 0:00

Table showing the policy of various food aid donors to Southern Africa.

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