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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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What's Wrong with Whaling?

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Commercial whaling is one of the most environmentally destructive practices of all time and wasresponsible in the last century for taking many populations to the brink of extinction. Yet the Fisheries Agency of Japan is determined to secure a...

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used to investigate the effects of the gas leak on the brain

Finish the Job at COP7

Publication | 29 November, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists paint tropical timber

Image | 14 November, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists paint tropical timber in Amsterdam's harbour as part of a protest against one of the illegally operating timber companies - the Oriental Timber Corporation (OTC).

WTO meeting fails the world

Feature story | 14 November, 2001 at 0:00

As trade liberalisation talks ground to a close, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior set sail from offshore the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting site in Doha, Qatar.

Why Say NO to the Approval and Commercialization of Genetically Engineered Wheat

Publication | 8 November, 2001 at 0:00

A Submission to Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice

Image | 2 November, 2001 at 0:00

Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice for Venice' after the acquittal of senior managers of petrochemical companies Enichem and Montedison on charges or environmental pollution and death of workers in 2001.

Danger to German nuclear power plants from crashes by passenger aircraft

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

What can in fact happen if a passenger plane crashes into anuclear power plant – be it accidentally or brought about on purpose –

Witnessing the plunder: a report from the MV Greenpeace expedition investigating...

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

For many years, there have been alarming reports on illegal fishing activities off the coasts of West African nations. Some fishing vessels operate very close to the coast, violating the area reserved to local artisanal fishermen. They come...

Greenpeace's political demand toward the EPC

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

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