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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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Pushpa (70) lies in a ward in the Bhopal

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Pushpa (70) lies in a ward in the Bhopal Memorial Charitable Hospital and Research Centre. 'She is our aunt. She was exposed to the gas. She has been sick ever since. But now her condition is much worse. In fact, this hospital has become almost...

The Death Doctor: 20,000 autopsies so far

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The Death Doctor, Bhopal 2002 "I must have performed more than 20,000 autopsies so far. No relative of a gas victim can get a compensation claim for a death without my certificate. It has been a nightmarish experience. Especially those initial...

Born on the day the toxic gas swept across

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Born on the day the toxic gas swept across the city, this girl was named Gas Devi - 'gas goddess' - by her parents.

Shakeel Quereshi was the shift

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Shakeel Quereshi was the shift-in charge at the Union Carbide factory on the night of 2-3 December 1984. 'I am one of the witnesses as well as accused in this case. The disaster unfolded before my eyes. But the fact remains that my life has been...

Foetuses which were aborted by pregnant women

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Fetuses which were aborted by pregnant women escaping from the gas, or shortly after the gas leak, were preserved at the state government's Hamidia Hospital, to establish the cause of death.

This couple have spent almost everything

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This couple have spent almost everything they have on medical treatment since being exposed to the gas. When doctors advised Leela Devi that an abdominal operation was essential for saving her life, they had to borrow money from their neighbours.

A sight for sore eyes

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Bhopal, India is the site of the world's worst industrial disaster, where a Union Carbide chemical plant released 40 tonnes of highly toxic methyl isocyanate. The disaster killed thousands and the polluted site of the abandoned factory still...

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

In this Issue: Will the Great Bear Rainforest agreement survive the new BC Government? Preserving an Historic Truce, Report Card, Amazon Mahogany, Markets Outreach and Can Governments Keep Promises?

Policies of Destruction: Analysis on the implementation of the Convention on...

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Protection measures have been strongly limited by economic demands and, in state forests, by profit targets that inhibit planning of reserve networks based on ecological grounds. Logging of high conservation value forests is allowed to continue...

Evaluation of contaminants in meat and blubber of minke whales

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Whale blubber is contaminated with various halogen-organic contaminants. The most conservative guidance value for tolerable intake of PCB is exceeded by consumption of only 0,05 g of the highest contaminated blubber. Even the least conservative...

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