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..."
Gulf War Action. Four Greenpeace protesters wearing radiation suits deliver a body bag on a stretcher to the House of Commons to draw attention to the risk created by the build up of nuclear weapons in the Gulf region.
Fishermen in front of the Mihama nuclear plant after the 1991 accident at the plant. Now a second accident has claimed the lives of at least four workers. Alternative energy sources like wind and solar would have avoided this pollution and death.
Demonstration in Washington against the Gulf War.
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