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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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Mad scientists trying to save planet will have to stay in labs

Feature story | 15 July, 2002 at 0:00

A CO2 experiment that sounds more like bad science fiction than a global solution has been delayed because of international pressure. But the message is clear. Countries that are not yielding to pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are...

The BNFL Pacific Pintail breaching the Exclusive

Image | 13 July, 2002 at 1:00

The BNFL Pacific Pintail breaching the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Pacific islands continue to suffer nuclear injustice with latest plutonium transport

Feature story | 13 July, 2002 at 0:00

Pacific islands have been nuclear testing and dumping grounds for many years. Islands have been evacuated, the people plagued by birth defects and cancer. And the nuclear injustice continues even now as weapons-usable plutonium is transported...

Exporting pollution: Double standards in UK energy exports

Publication | 12 July, 2002 at 0:00

The last ten years have seen substantial financing by export credit agencies of fossil fuel powerprojects in developing countries – projects that will emit millions of tonnes of climatechanging gases into our atmosphere for decades to come.

Exposed: Dirty energy exports

Feature story | 12 July, 2002 at 0:00

Export credit agencies (ECAs) are little-known but important accomplices in the cynical practice of exporting dirty and outmoded technology to developing countries. This business exposes citizens of the developing world to health and...

Greenpeace campaign against ESSO: during

Image | 11 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace campaign against ESSO: during a night action slides were projected onto oiltanks in a refinery in Karlsruhe.

Greenpeace joins Bhopal survivors to protest

Image | 10 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace joins Bhopal survivors to protest moves by the Indian government to reduce homicide charges against Warren Anderson, former Union Carbide CEO, to negligence.

Indian government soft on Bhopal criminals

Feature story | 10 July, 2002 at 0:00

The Indian government's move to reduce charges against a former Union Carbide CEO has met with protests and hunger strikes in India. The 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that has killed 20,000 to date and injured hundreds of thousands continues its toxic...

Ocean dumping of carbon dioxide - No solution to climate change

Publication | 9 July, 2002 at 0:00

Instead of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, which would cut the problem at its source, many in industry and government want to be able to keep burning fossil fuels, and so are pushing to find ways of storing or "disposing" of CO2. Dumping...

Norway must reject CO2 ocean dumping

Feature story | 9 July, 2002 at 0:00

A controversial scheme to dispose of the fossil fuel industry's waste problems has the Norwegian government poised to undermine international law.

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