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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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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.

French Esso decision blow to free expression

Feature story | 9 July, 2002 at 0:00

The right to freedom of expression on the Internet suffered as a Paris judge ordered Greenpeace to stop using a parody of the Esso logo in its StopEsso campaign in France, pending a full hearing of the case.

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits

Image | 8 July, 2002 at 1:00

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits the Greenpeace flotilla before they sail to join other Greenpeace boats to protest against the BNFL Plutonium shipment being transported through the Pacific Ocean

Possible plutonium security escort HMS Nottingham runs aground in rough weather off...

Feature story | 8 July, 2002 at 0:00

Shortly after a flotilla of small boats set out to protest a shipment of weapons-usable plutonium through the Tasman sea, a possible security escort, the HMS Nottingham, ran aground off the east coast of Australia.

Boats set sail from Auckland to join the

Image | 7 July, 2002 at 1:00

Boats set sail from Auckland to join the flotilla that will protest British Nuclear Fuels plutonium shipment transport through the Pacific ocean.

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits

Image | 7 July, 2002 at 1:00

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits the flotilla before they sail to join other boats to protest against the BNFL Plutonium shipment being transported through the Pacific Ocean.

Opponents of nuclear transport set sail for rough weather and high seas vigil

Feature story | 7 July, 2002 at 0:00

What would possess a comfortably retired grandfather, a former rock musician, a chimney sweep and a tour guide to set out in small boats in some of the roughest waters in the world? What can unite the Pacific island nation of Fiji with the...

Greenpeace and local groups in Suva

Image | 5 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace and local groups in Suva, Fiji demonstrate, on July 5th 2002, the Pacific people's opposition to plutonium shipments through the Pacific.

Greenpeace and community organisations in

Image | 5 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace and community organisations in Suva, Fiji demonstrate the Pacific people's opposition to plutonium shipments through the Pacific.

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