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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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Ships for Scrap II - Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

The Bhopal Legacy - Toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site...

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Research into toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site, Bhopal, India, 15 years after the Bhopal accident.

Re-source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part three of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Re-source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part two of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Re-Source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part one of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Greenpeace gathering vegetation adjacent

Image | 4 October, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace gathering vegetation adjacent the site of nuclear accident at Tokaimura.

Greenpeace protest at Pacific Pintail arrival

Image | 1 October, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest at Pacific Pintail arrival carrying MOX plutonium.

Pacific Pintail carrying MOX plutonium arrives

Image | 1 October, 1999 at 1:00

Pacific Pintail carrying MOX plutonium arrives at Takahama nuclear plant.

Phthalates in PVC Medical Products From 12 Countries

Publication | 1 October, 1999 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation revealed the widespread presence of DEHP1, a toxic phthalatesoftener, in a sample of 46 common PVC medical products from twelve countries.

Tokaimura nuclear reprocessing facilities

Image | 15 September, 1999 at 1:00

Tokaimura nuclear reprocessing facilities.

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