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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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Mexico ratifies Biosafety Protocol

Feature story | 30 April, 2002 at 0:00

Today Mexico's senate ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, a crucial instrument of the Convention on Biodiversity that aims to establish a system for the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Protest outside British Foreign Office as

Image | 29 April, 2002 at 1:00

Protest outside British Foreign Office as British and Japanese Ministers meet. Greenpeace called on UK Government to end its continued support for Japan's plutonium programme and to cancel the imminent plutonium shipment from Japan to UK.

The two ships chartered by BNFL

Image | 26 April, 2002 at 1:00

The two ships chartered by BNFL, the Pintail and the Teal depart Barrow, UK for Japan.

Countdown to a Deadly Shipment - Greenpeace briefing, April 2002

Publication | 26 April, 2002 at 0:00

General briefing on the dangerous and unneccessary plutonium trade and on the planned return of reject plutonium material from Japan to UK

Plutonium freighter departs UK for Japan

Feature story | 26 April, 2002 at 0:00

Two armed British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) freighters left Barrow-in-Furness in northern England this morning, setting the clock ticking on the most controversial nuclear shipment in history.

Greenpeace activists on the dome of the Zorita

Image | 25 April, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists on the dome of the Zorita nuclear power plant.

Eighty protesters walk through Vienna to

Image | 23 April, 2002 at 1:00

Eighty protesters walk through Vienna to the Japanese embassy, to protest Japan's continued whaling.

Global action against whaling

Feature story | 23 April, 2002 at 0:00

Around the world today, Greenpeace activists are delivering empty whale meat boxes to Japanese embassies.

US removes climate scientist

Feature story | 22 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace denounced the influence of the oil industry and fossil fuel interests in the election of the new Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Exxon protests expands

Feature story | 22 April, 2002 at 0:00

Esso/Exxon Mobil, the world's biggest oil company, will be the target of a week of global protests in May, Greenpeace said today.

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