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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 banner on the Rainbow Warrior

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Greenpeace banner on the Rainbow Warrior during the WTO's 4th Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar.

Clemenceau

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Clemenceau

A gentle dugong near Okinawa, Japan.

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A gentle dugong near Okinawa, Japan.

The Kyoto protocol: victory for Planet Earth

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The Kyoto protocol: victory for Planet Earth

Dorohy Stang assasinated

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72 year old American missionary Sister Dorothy Stang was assassinated on 12 February 2005 for her work in defending the Amazon and rural workers.

Whale meat tins from Tesco's Japanese stores

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Whale meat tins from Tesco's Japanese stores

The river in Midland although beautiful is

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The river in Midland although beautiful is polluted by the Dow plant upstream.

The river in Midland now has a danger sign

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The river in Midland now has a danger sign warning people of the pollutants in it. The pollution comes from the Dow plant upstream and Dow has refused to clean up its own pollution.

Local families play beside the river unaware

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Local families play beside the river unaware that it is being polluted by effluent from Dow's plant up stream.

Paul Damore playing in his parents garden

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Paul Damore playing in his parents garden. He grew up downstream of a Dow chemical plant.

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