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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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Green reptile in a tree.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Green reptile in a tree.

Hornbill type bird sitting in tree

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Hornbill type bird sitting in tree

Brown and yellow spotted frog sitting on

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Brown and yellow spotted frog sitting on a leaf.

Snail on moss.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Snail on moss.

Proboscis monkeys jumping between trees.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Proboscis monkeys jumping between trees.

Close up of an orchid in Malaysia

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Close up of an orchid in Malaysia

Three baby orangutans.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Three baby orangutans.

Praying mantis.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Praying mantis.

Dragonfly on a leaf.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Dragonfly on a leaf.

Insect and flower on Borneo

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Insect and flower on Borneo

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