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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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Cancer Alley: Victoria and Clifford Roberts

Image | 15 January, 2001 at 0:00

Cancer Alley: Victoria and Clifford Roberts at their home in Louisiana with toxic warning sign.

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard.

Image | 9 January, 2001 at 1:00

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard.

Offshore wind

Image | 5 January, 2001 at 12:30

Massive wind farm are also developing offshore, where the wind is usually stronger. Here, a wind farm in Denmark.

Girl on trampoline in her garden overlooked

Image | 1 January, 2001 at 1:00

Girl on trampoline in her garden overlooked by a huge chemicals plant. The plant is part of an infamous area of large concentrations of chemical plants in Louisiana known as 'cancer alley' due to the high levels of cancer suffered by residents.

96 year old Clara Smith

Image | 1 January, 2001 at 1:00

96 year old Clara Smith, standing at a window looking out at Shell chemical plant, just a couple of yards away from her home.

Japanese workers flense a whale on the deck

Image | 1 January, 2001 at 1:00

Japanese workers flense a whale on the deck of a factory ship Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean.

Monsanto’s risk evaluation

Publication | 1 January, 2001 at 0:00

Protecting Canada'’s Great Bear rainforest

Publication | 1 January, 2001 at 0:00

Exxon profits while world warms.

Image | 1 January, 2001 at 0:00

Exxon profits while world warms.

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