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Subject: IRAQI NUCLEAR WEAPONS    
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COUNTRY: IRAQ 
SUBJ: PROJECTS MANAGED BY THE IRAQI NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM 
      KNOWN AS PC-3 
DOI: AUGUST 1991 
NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROJECT KNOWN AS PETROCHEMICAL PROJECT 3 
(PC-3) WAS SPLIT OFF FROM THE IAEC IN THE LATE 1980'S AND 
PLACED UNDER THE DIRECT CONTROL OF HUSAYN ((KAMIL)), THEN 
MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND MILITARY INDUSTRIALIZATION. 
ESTIMATED THE CURRENT SIZE OF THE COMBINED IAEC AND PC-3 AT 
ABOUT 7000 PEOPLE.  PC-3 IS MUCH LARGER THAN THE IAEC, WHICH 
BEFORE PC-3 WAS FORMED NUMBERED ONLY ABOUT 2000 PEOPLE.@@@ 
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF PROJECTS AND ORGANIZATIONS 
MANAGED BY PC-3 AS OF LATE JULY 1991: 
B. PROJECT 6000, ALSO KNOWN AS AL-ATHEER: THIS FACTORY 
WAS DESIGNED TO FABRICATE THE URANIUM SHELLS FOR ATOMIC 
BOMBS  THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT BUILDINGS AT THE SITE, 
ACCORDING TO CONTACTS OF 
ARE THE MATERIAL HALLS IN BUILDING 6210 AND BUILDING 6220.  
BUILDING 100 AT THE FACTORY IS INVOLVED WITH EXPLOSIVE 
TESTS.  SOMETIME PRIOR TO MAY 1990 THIS BUILDING WASTESTED 
WITH A VERY LARGE EXPLOSIVE CHARGE.  THE TEST WAS SUCCESSFUL 
AND A CELEBRATION WAS HELD.  ALONG THE ROAD TO BUILDING 100 
ARE WAREHOUSES WHERE CAPACITORS INTENDED FOR USE IN ATOMIC 
BOMBS ARE STORED.  DURING THE GULF WAR, BUILDING 100 
SUSTAINED A DIRECT HIT WHICH MOVED THE HEAVILY REINFORCED 
BUILDING SLIGHTLY BUT OTHERWISE LEFT IT UNDAMAGED.  
C.  PROJECT 8119,,kLM KNOWN AS THE AL-FAJIR FACTORY NEAR ASH 
SHARQAT: THIS FACTORY WAS BUILT USING THE YOGOSLAV DESIGN 
DRAWINGS FOR PROJECT 411. 
D. PROJECT 411, ALSO KNOWN AS THE AL-SAFA'FACTORY: 
KNOWN TO YUGOSLAVIA AS PROJECT 946 FOR THE AQUBA BEN NAFFE 
STATE ESTABLISHMENT, PROJECT 411 WAS THE ELECTROMAGNETIC 
ENRICHMENT PLANT AT TARMIYA. 
E. PROJECT 212, ALSO KNOWN AS THE AL-JAZIRA FACTORY: THIS 
PROJECT IS LOCATED NEAR AL-MOSUL
THE FACTORY WAS DESIGNED TO PRODUCE YELLOW CAKE FROM URANIUM
ORE RECEIVED FROM AKASHAT, 
F. AL-RABIYA FACTORY: THE FACTORY IS LOCATED IN BAGHDAD.  IN 
THE ZAAFARANIYA SECTION NORTH OF RASHID CAMP. 
THE FACTORY CONSISTS MAINLY OF MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS WITH 
COMPUTERIZED LATHE AND GRINDING MACHINES.  THE FACTORY 
PRODUCED THE ION SOURCES USED AT PROJECT 411. AFTER THE 
TUWAITHA SITE WAS DESTROYED, THE 3Z GROUP WAS TRANSFERRED 
WITH SOME OF THEIR EQUIPMENT TO THIS FACTORY. 
 
K. PROJECT 7307, ALSO KNOWN AS THE AL-AMAL FACTORY:  
THIS FACTORY PRODUCES LIQUID NITROGEN FOR THE 
ELECTROMAGNETIC SEPERATERS OF PROJECT 411.  
L. BAIJI PROJECT: THIS IS THE LIQUID NITROGEN PLANT FOR 
PROJECT 8119. 
M. AKASHAT GROUP: PROVIDED URANIUM ORE. 
N. PROJECT 600: A PART OF THE AQUBA BIN NAFFE STATE 
ESTABLISHMENT INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF COMPONENTS FOR 
THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SEPERATORS. 
0. INSTALLATION GROUP: THIS GROUP IS LOCATED CLOSE TO 
THE DIJLA FACTORY.
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