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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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Plutonium or Wind?

Feature story | 28 June, 2002 at 0:00

An armed ship prepares to depart Japan with a deadly cargo of plutonium waste. A sailboat sets out from an offshore windfarm. Which one of these vessels will represent the energy future of the world?

Martha Stewart

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

The Greenpeace flagship

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, begins the first leg of the 'Choose Positive Energy Tour' in a global journey to support the development renewable energy around the world.

Greenpeace activist Kristina Petersen

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Kristina Petersen, a 27 year old student from Germany.

Greenpeace activist Liz Rickman

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Liz Rickman, a fifty year old doctor with dual Australian and British nationality.

The Greenpeace flagship

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, today began the first leg of the 'Choose Positive Energy Tour' in a global journey to support the development of renewable energy around the world.

The Greenpeace flagship

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, today began the first leg of the 'Choose Positive Energy Tour' in a global journey to support the development of renewable energy around the world

Shipping vessels at the port of Las Palmas

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

Shipping vessels at the port of Las Palmas.

Earth Summit hosts promise major push

Feature story | 25 June, 2002 at 0:00

Yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, the leaders of South Africa, Sweden and Brazil made promises at a meeting with civil society to lead the way in making the Johannesburg Earth Summit a success.

Welcome to the new website

Feature story | 24 June, 2002 at 0:00

We hope you like the new look and feel for our "Mothership" website at Greenpeace International. We call it Greenpeace Planet.

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