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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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Watched by Japanese police

Image | 4 July, 2002 at 1:00

Watched by Japanese police ,the Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and inflatables protest in Uchiura bay, beside the Takahama nuclear plant.

British nuclear freighters depart Japan en route to UK

Feature story | 4 July, 2002 at 0:00

A British freighter carrying enough plutonium to make 50 nuclear bombs is now on route through the Pacific ocean. The ship will pass South Africa then up to the Irish sea before reaching its final destination at a nuclear reprocessing facility in...

Activists stop Bosphorus oil tanker

Feature story | 4 July, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists stopped a massive oil tanker at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait on July 4, sending a message that it's time for this dinosaur of an industry to come to an end.

Greenpeace activists board the oil tanker

Image | 4 July, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists board the oil tanker Crude Dio in the Bosphorus Straight entrance, into the Black Sea, as part of their campaign against climate change

The oil industry is represented as a dinosaur

Image | 3 July, 2002 at 1:00

The oil industry is represented as a dinosaur by Greenpeace today in the Bosphorus to announce the departure of its ship the MV Esperanza for the Earth Summit in South Africa.

Greenpeace holds a protest at the Philippines

Image | 3 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace holds a protest at the Philippines headquarters of the European energy company Alstom.

Europe votes to accept world's strictest GMO labelling

Feature story | 3 July, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed a European Parliament vote for tightened regulations which give consumers and farmers in Europe the choice to accept or reject GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in the food they eat and the feed they use.

Nuclear neighbours face protest in Japan and Ireland

Feature story | 3 July, 2002 at 0:00

From the heart of an ancient temple in forested hills just in from Japans’ western coast comes an unlikely opponent to Japan's plutonium programme: Nakajima Tetsuen, Chief Priest at the 1200 year old Myotsuji temple.

Alstom must end days as dirty technology supplier

Feature story | 3 July, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace wants to remind shareholders attending Alstom's annual general meeting in Paris that the company makes money by selling dirty, polluting coal-based technology to the South.

Belgium must go wind, stop nuclear

Feature story | 3 July, 2002 at 0:00

Activists from the Greenpeace Choose Positive Energy Tour have sent a clear message to Belgian leaders that they must end the country's reliance on risky and expensive nuclear power.

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