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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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Better insulation 3

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:27

You can compare the previous 'normal building' to this insulated one. Here in normal photography...

Better insulation 2

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:21

... and with thermic photography, showing heat loss for a normal house.

Better insulation

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:08

Improved design and better insulation of houses can prevent heat loss and reduce the amount of energy needed for heating. Here, an ordinary house in Vienna Austria, viewed with normal photography...

UN vehicle in flooded Juba Basin region of

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

UN vehicle in flooded Juba Basin region of Somalia.

Amrusieh incinerator.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

Amrusieh incinerator.

Plastic PVC bottles.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

Plastic PVC bottles.

Mountains of PVC inceneration waste.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

Mountains of PVC inceneration waste.

PVC toy purses containing heavy metals.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

PVC toy purses containing heavy metals.

Greenpeace action against plans for new nuclear

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 0:00

Greenpeace action against plans for new nuclear plant in Turkey

Greenpeace activists mark train with GE maize

Image | 12 December, 1996 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists mark train with GE maize, destination Czech republic.

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