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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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Protest flotilla success: plutonium ship intercepted

Feature story | 22 July, 2002 at 0:00

The plutonium transport ships are large, fast and bristling with guns and security personnel. But they balked at the prospect of passing a tiny flotilla of sailboats armed only with cameras, because it posed one unbearable risk: exposing a deadly...

The N

Image | 21 July, 2002 at 1:00

The N.Z boat Tiama,with Henk Haazen, which forms part of the Nuclear Free Flotilla, seen here, midway between Lord Howe and Norfolk Island,where the Flotilla hopes to intercept the Pacific Pintail.

Security from the Phillipine's biggest coal

Image | 21 July, 2002 at 1:00

Security from the Phillipine's biggest coal fired power station, Sual, fire a warning shot to activists from the Greenpeace ship, MV Arctic Sunrise.

Greenpeace and Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla

Image | 21 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace and Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla between Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands in the Tasman Sea wait for the two armed nuclear freighters The Pacific Pintail and Pacific Teal to deliver their protest message.

Day of reckoning nears in the Pacific

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 0:00

Eleven small boats aim to show that the people of the Pacific do not want dangerous nuclear transports putting the whole Pacific at risk

Shot fired against peaceful protesters

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 0:00

While peaceful protesters highlighted a vision of clean, green energy for the Philippines a security guard fired a warning shot in the air over the heads of activists. The protest was against the biggest coal-fired power station in the Philippines.

Flotilla stops nuclear shipment in its tracks

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 0:00

For almost a week eleven small yachts have been heading across the Pacific to demonstrate the huge public opposition to the shipment of highly dangerous nuclear cargo that is being transported across the Pacific en route from Japan to the UK. Now...

During a period of calm weather and sushine

Image | 20 July, 2002 at 1:00

During a period of calm weather and sushine the crews maintain high sprirts while awaiting the arrival of the nuclear shipment.

The flotilla consists of crew of all ages

Image | 20 July, 2002 at 1:00

The flotilla consists of crew of all ages. Three year old JJ in onboard with his dad Inigo "The world's nuclear industry is running like a car without brakes. It makes me scared for my children that this madness goes on unchecked and our kids...

The flotilla includes protesters of all ages

Image | 20 July, 2002 at 1:00

The flotilla includes protesters of all ages and from all walks of life. Ian Cohen is a green politician from Australia. "It is an honour to join the 50 people from other nations who are participating in the Nuclear Free Flotilla at their own...

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