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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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Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save

Image | 20 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save Ancient Forests Now' on logs stored at the port.

NAFTA to study GMO contamination

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

The genetic contamination of maize in Mexico's Oaxaca state is a serious hazard for biodiversity in this region, a world centre of genetic diversity for the crop. Now a commission of NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) has agreed to study...

Forest destruction protested in run-up to G8

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today one hundred activists in the important German harbour of Nordenham protested the import of timber from ancient forests.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Publication | 19 June, 2002 at 0:00

A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementation of the treaty.

Ship ruled toxic waste

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today the highest court in the Netherlands ruled that a ship containing asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic material should be classified as toxic waste.

Courts asked to halt plutonium transport

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace will seek a High Court Injunction in London at 10.30am Thursday to halt British Nuclear Fuels´ (BNFL´s) and Pacific Nuclear Transport´s (PNTL´s) planned shipment of plutonium from Japan to the UK.

Anti

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Anti-incineration groups and Greenpeace halt construction of new incinerator.

Greenpeace activists disrupt work at the

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists disrupt work at the Bilbao incinerator. Banner reads STOP POISONING US - STOP INCINERATION.

Greenpeace activists place 'cancer factory'

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists place 'cancer factory' billboard at one of Bangkok's biggest waste disposal sites.

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