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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 attaches banner to Cogema nuclear

Image | 26 June, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace attaches banner to Cogema nuclear outflow pipe during OSPAR meeting.

Activist holding banner "Climate change starts

Image | 22 June, 2000 at 1:00

Activist holding banner "Climate change starts here", with arrow pointing to pile of shale oil rubbish.

Greenpeace activists label products containing

Image | 22 June, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists label products containing genetically engineered soya in Billa supermarket.

Greenpeace volunteers board the MV Enif at

Image | 20 June, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers board the MV Enif at the Thames Estuary, UK, to prevent the unloading of criminal imports of illegal wood.

Rusting barrels of nuclear waste dumped by

Image | 19 June, 2000 at 1:00

Rusting barrels of nuclear waste dumped by UK between 1950 and 1963.

Pirate fishing, plundering the oceans

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

Their unregulated nets snare not only countless tons of fish, but also many of our oceans’ endangered mammals and seabirds. While governments around the world have done little to confront these modern day pirates, the essential biodiversity of...

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

Spoptlight on the illegal timber trade in Cameroon

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The remaining large ancient forests of West Africa are under threat. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast have already lost almost all of their natural forest. Liberia is the only west African country where large areas of ancient forest remain. But...

Dead Shark in Driftnet

Image | 17 June, 2000 at 14:21

Dead shark (bycatch) found by Greenpeace in illegal driftnet, Kuril Islands, Russia. The Driftnet found floating in sea is oversized and therefore, illegal.

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian

Image | 10 June, 2000 at 1:00

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian Far East Pirate Fishing Tour off Etorofu-to Island.

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