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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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Philippine artists dramatize the dangers

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Philippine artists dramatize the dangers posed by polluting waste disposal technology.

Protest against incineration in Turkey

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Protest against incineration in Turkey. Activists hung banner from 127-metre Atakule Tower in Ankara.

Worldwide anti-incineration protest

Feature story | 17 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today Greenpeace and community groups around the world staged protests against burning waste.

The armed British nuclear transport ship

Image | 14 June, 2002 at 1:00

The armed British nuclear transport ship Pacific Pintail sailing into the Takahama port on the 14/06/02

The armed British nuclear transport ship

Image | 14 June, 2002 at 1:00

The armed British nuclear transport ship, Pacific Pintail sailing into Takahama, Japan on 14 June 2002.

Plutonium freighter reaches Japan

Feature story | 14 June, 2002 at 0:00

When the armed British nuclear transport ship Pacific Pintail sailed into a Japanese port today, it was met by protests from local Japanese anti-nuclear activists and Greenpeace.

Can a billion mouseclicks save a planet?

Image | 13 June, 2002 at 1:00

Can a billion mouseclicks save a planet?

Nakajima Tetsuen, anti-nuclear activist

Image | 12 June, 2002 at 1:00

Nakajima Tetsuen, anti-nuclear activist

Greenpeace activists and local workers during

Image | 12 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists and local workers during the occupation of a log barge at Umunda Island.

Greenpeace activists jailed

Feature story | 12 June, 2002 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace activists have been held in isolation in police cells for eight days in Sweden. They were arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest against an oil dumping vessel and have been detained on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

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