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cia_65759_65759_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI CW  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence       
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN       
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN       
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF       
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON       
REQUEST.   
DEC 91 INTEL 
 
TO PRODUCE   AMOUNTS OF PLUTONIUM-238 (PU-238). THEY ALSO  
IRRADIATED          BISMUTH (BI) IN THE IRT-5000 TO OBTAIN
AMOUNTS OF POLONIUM-210 (PO-210). IN ADDITION TO THIS 
IRRADIATION WORK.
THE IRAQIS PRODUCED LITHIUM-6 BY RADIOCHEMICAL SEPARATION.  
THE IRT-5000   REACTOR, BUILDING 9, AND THE LITHIUM 
LABORATORY IN BUILDING 90 WERE DESTROYED BY ALLIED BOMBING 
IN THE GULF WAR. 
 
3. THE           AMOUNTS OF PU-238 WERE PRODUCED FROM 
NEPTUNIUM OBTAINED COMMERCIALLY
THE NEPTUNIUM WAS IRRADIATED IN THE IRT-5000 REACTOR, WITH 
THE PU-238 RECOVERED IN LABORATORY C-2, BUILDING 9. THE PO-
210 WAS ALSO IRRADIATED IN THE IRT-5000 FROM 1988 TO 1990. 
 
4. A LABORATORY FOR LITHIUM-6 PRODUCTION EXISTED IN BUILDING 
90 AT TUWAITHA, WITH ENRICHMENT PERFORMED BY SOLVENT 
EXTRACTION USING CROWN ETHERS IN A SMALL SINGLE ROTATING 
AXIAL COLUMN. 
LITHIUM PASSED THROUGH THIS COLUMN 
WITH SINGLE STAGE ENRICHMENT 
 
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