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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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Andrea Avolio

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Andrea Avolio. I came to WSSD to raise the voice of the youth within the international community. Recognizing the unique role of youth as the future proprietors of the earth, I feel that it is essential that representatives of governments,...

Abigail Krich

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Abigail Krich. I am here at the WSSD to urge my government and the world to move towards clean, renewable energy. I am also using it as an opportunity to learn how my skills as an environmental engineer can benefit the billions of people around...

Melony Lewis

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Melony Lewis. I am at the WSSD because I want to show the world that American Youth care about the environment and the people of the world. I have come to promote clean energy technologies and the ways in which they can help millions of people...

Trisha Feeney

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Trisha Feeney. I cam to pressure delegates here at WSSD to set targets for clean energy and corporate accountability and to share knowledge for sustainable development on a local level. Familiarizing ourselves with international policies and...

Joshua Tulkin

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Joshua Tulkin. I'm from California and I am here for two reasons. The first is to push my country's delegation to support policies that will really help to secure a sustainable future for myself, my children, and future generations the world...

Julian Dautremont

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Julian Dautremont-Smith. I'm from Portland, OR and I'm here because I care about present and future generations. Spreading clean, renewable energy to the 2 billion people currently without access to electricity can empower present generations to...

Roberto Nutlouis

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Roberto Nutlouis. My name is Roberto Nutlouis, a Native American from the Navajo Reservation. I am here to give a voice for Indigenous Peoples of North America. I am also here to learn about what sustainable development means and to network...

Nadia del Callejo

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Nadia del Callejo. Why am I here? I am here for the experience that this international forum has to offer. I am also here to learn from all the wonderful people that were fortunate and privileged enough to be here. The reason that it is...

As a youth whose future hinges on the outcome

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As a youth whose future hinges on the outcome of this Summit, I am tired of the lack of leadership from governments and corporations on issues like climate change and corporate responsibility. I am here in Johannesburg because I want to make...

Local anti

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Local anti-nuclear groups in support of the Greenpeace action against Koeberg nuclear power station

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