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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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The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 0:00

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship "Sea Beirut" entry to the Aliaga scrapyard having been warned of its approach by Greenpeace activists.

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by...

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 0:00

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by survivors representatives and Greenpeace at Dow AGM.

Action against old ship at Turkish shipbreaking

Image | 8 May, 2002 at 1:00

Action against old ship at Turkish shipbreaking yard.

Whale blubber hazardous to eat

Feature story | 7 May, 2002 at 0:00

Research reveals that whale blubber stored in Norway awaiting export to Japan is unfit for human consumption. The samples of whale blubber studied by independent scientists in Germany are contaminated with various halogenated-organic contaminants...

Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace

Image | 6 May, 2002 at 1:00

Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace during the campaign against the proposed coal fired power stations in Bo Nok and Ban Krut, Thailand. He continued to oppose the power plants despite numerous threats against him and his family.

Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace

Image | 6 May, 2002 at 1:00

Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace during the campaign against the proposed coal fired power stations in Bo Nok and Ban Krut, Thailand. He continued to oppose the power plants despite numerous threats against him and his family.

The Greenpeace "Most Wanted" playing cards

Image | 6 May, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace "Most Wanted" playing cards in a Solitaire game

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to...

Feature story | 6 May, 2002 at 0:00

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to deal with PVC pollution says Greenpeace

Six Greenpeace activists climb onto the European

Image | 4 May, 2002 at 1:00

Six Greenpeace activists climb onto the European cargo ship 'SEA BEIRUT' as it tries illegally to enter a Turkish shipbreaking yard on the 4th May 2002

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