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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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Toxic Free Future - time to act!

Publication | 1 May, 2001 at 0:00

If you were to analyse the fat tissue from your body in a laboratory, you would find that synthetic chemicals such as DDT, HCH, PCBs, dioxins and other substances with equally daunting names have trespassed into your body without your even...

This logging road in the last Finnish old

Image | 1 May, 2001 at 0:00

This logging road in the last Finnish old-growth forests will not be used for logging this year thanks to almost 3000 cyberactivists.

Finnish forest slated for logging which will

Image | 1 May, 2001 at 0:00

Finnish forest slated for logging which will begin any day.

Reindeer in the last old growth forests of

Image | 1 May, 2001 at 0:00

Reindeer in the last old growth forests of Finland.

Tengmalm owl in the last old growth forests

Image | 1 May, 2001 at 0:00

Tengmalm owl in the last old growth forests of Finland.

Siberian Jay in the last old growth forests

Image | 1 May, 2001 at 0:00

Siberian Jay in the last old growth forests of Finland.

Zoom on Doom: The Greenpeace map of known

Image | 28 April, 2001 at 1:00

Zoom on Doom: The Greenpeace map of known nuclear weapons sites

Greenpeace activists today scaled a chimney

Image | 25 April, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists today scaled a chimney at a sewage incineration plant to highlight toxic emmissions

Contamination in Paulínia by Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin and other toxic chemicals...

Publication | 24 April, 2001 at 0:00

During the first week of February 2001, Shell publicly admitted being responsible for thecontamination of farms near the area where it produced pesticides in Paulínia, in the state ofSão Paulo, Brazil. The organochlorine pesticides endrin,...

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