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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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Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 1:00

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash Nagar, an area opposite the Union Carbide factory. Some, like Gumanilal, received inadequate compensation after the disaster, which helped them to pay medical expenses for a short time. Others have...

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

In this Issue: New BC Liberals and the Great Bear Rainforest, The Ancient Forest Summit, Forest Stewardship Council Eco-Certification and Canadian Book Publishers.

Whales in a degraded ocean

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

There are few better indicators of the health of our oceans than whales. They are wide ranging, long-lived, exist in complex social groups and are positioned mainly toward the top of the food chain. Evidence of the impact of human activity upon...

Whale watching and Caribbean Island tourism.

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Whale watching is a billion dollar industry, practised in more than 87 different countries and territories world wide, attracting over nine million boat and land based participants per year. In 1998, the value of the global whale watching...

Norwegian whaling: an export driven industry.

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Norway resumed commercial whaling in 1993 despite the fact that the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium on all commercial whaling had been in effect since 1986. The political party in government in Norway at the time took the...

Vote buying: Japan's strategy to secure a return to large-scale whaling.

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Japan's agenda within the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is self-evident - it wants a return to large-scale commercial whaling and is prepared to go to extreme lengths to achieve its goal.

Japanese Whaling: the truth behind the Fisheries Agency of Japan's public relations...

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

The Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) has stepped up its attempts to resume commercial whalingwith a massive public relations campaign. This makes two remarkable claims: that whaling isnecessary to control whale populations and keep them from...

A Majority Bought, Not Won

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

With the next meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) now in sight (in May2002) the signs are that the Japanese Government is dangerously close to buying its way toa majority in that meeting. Once Japan – determined to re-start...

What's Wrong with Whaling?

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Commercial whaling is one of the most environmentally destructive practices of all time and wasresponsible in the last century for taking many populations to the brink of extinction. Yet the Fisheries Agency of Japan is determined to secure a...

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used to investigate the effects of the gas leak on the brain

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