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cia_65717_65717_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI BW/CW
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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1.  WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INTERAGENCY-COORDINATE
INFORMATION ON BW TARGETS IN IRAQ.
2. CBW UPDATE: BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS HAVE BEEN STORED AT
MILITARY FACILITIES ACROSS IRAQ. FOR EXAMPLE, BW WARHEADS
HAVE BEEN STORED AT THE TAJI MISSILE FACILITY
THE IRAQIS HAVE
WEAPONIZED BW AGENTS INTO AT LEAST AERIAL BOMBS AND MISSILE
WARHEADS. ALTHOUGH BOTULINUM TOXIN AND ANTHRAX ARE
CONFIRMED IRAQI BW AGENTS, WE BELIEVE IRAQ MAY HAVE
WEAPONIZED OTHER BW AGENTS AS WELL.
(A) AT-TAJI MILITARY FACILITY
THE IRAQIS HAVE BURIED ARTICLES
IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THIS FACILITY. FOR EXAMPLE, THEY
RECENTLY BURIED SPECIAL WEAPONS ALONG WITH GARBAGE IN THE
WASTE TREATMENT AREA OF THE TAJI FACILITY
BW MISSILE WARHEADS MIGHT
BE FOUND UNDERGROUND AT THIS KEY MISSILE FACILITY.
CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN IN EXAMINING ANY MUNITIONS FOUND HERE.
(B) SALMAN PAK BW RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION FACILITY
-- THIS WAS IRAQ'S PRIMARY BW FACILITY BEFORE THE
WAR. ALTHOUGH THE FACILITY WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED DURING
THE WAR, IT IS STILL OF MAJOR INTEREST. KEY AREAS INCLUDE
THE          REMAINING BUNKERS
AND THE HIGH CONTAINMENT BUILDING.
DESIGNED FOR WORK ON HIGHLY INFECTIOUS ORGANISMS.
C) K-3 AIRFIELD AT HAQLANIYAH
-- THERE ARE          SEPARATELY SECURED REVETTED
BUILDINGS LOCATED          FROM K-3 AIRFIELD. WE
BELIEVE THAT THESE BUILDINGS HAVE STORED BW MUNITIONS IN THE
PAST.
WE WOULD EXPECT THAT ANY BW MUNITIONS WOULD
NOW BE BURIED UNDERGROUND.
(D) THE FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE VACCINE PRODUCTION
DEPARTMENT, AL DURA
IT IS LOCATED SOUTH
OF BAGHDAD, ABOUT 20 KM FROM THE CITY CENTER.
IT AS A MAXIMUM CONTAINMENT FACILITY. THE FACILITY HAS BEEN
INVOLVED WITH RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF VIRUSES FOR THE BW
PROGRAM.
(E) THE AL-HUKM PLANT, BABIL GOVERNATE
--          THIS FACILITY
 IS LOCATED ON THE
EUPHRATES RIVER TO THE SOUTHWEST OF BAGHDAD. THE FACILITY
HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION OF BW AGENT
SUCH AS BOTULINUM TOXIN.
(G) AL-KINDI COMPANY, ABU GHRAIB
--
WE BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE
SUPPLIED CLOSTRIDIUM VACCINE PLANT LOCATED IN ABU GHRAIB.
THE COALITION FORCES DESTROYED THIS FACILITY DURING THE WAR.
THE PLANT WAS PROBABLY THE SITE OF BOTULINUM TOXIN
PRODUCTION.
(H) SERA AND VACCINE INSTITUTE. BAGHDAD
--          IT IS PROBABLY THE ABU GHRAIB SERUM AND
VACCINE PLANT.
(I) BAGHDAD UNIVERSITY BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
-- THIS FACILITY HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH BW-
RELATED RESEARCH.
(K) AL MANSURIYAH STORAGE FACILITY
-- THIS STORAGE FACILITY CONSISTS OF ABOUT 20
BUNKERED STORAGE BUILDINGS BUILT INTO A HILLSIDE. WE
BELIEVE THAT SOME OF THESE BUILDINGS STORED BW AGENTS IN THE
PAST WE NOW WOULD EXPECT THAT ANY BW MUNITIONS WOULD BE
STORED UNDERGROUND AT THIS SITE.
D. ON THE TOXICITY QUESTION, WE HAVE SOME  DATA  FROM  A
TOXICITY HANDBOOK. DIETHYLAMINE IS DESCRIBED AS MODERATELY
TOXIC BY INGESTION, INHALATION OR SKIN CONTACT. IT IS A
SEVERE EYE IRITANT. EXPOSURE  TO  STRONG  VAPOR  CAN  CAUSE
SEVERE COUGH AND CHEST PAIN. CONTACT WITH LIQUID (OR
DROPLETS) CAN DAMAGE EYES, POSSIBLY PERMANENTLY. CONTACT
WITH SKIN CAN CAUSE NECROSIS AND VESTICULATION. FOR
INHALATION (PRESUMABLY THE MAIN CONCERN FOR EXPOSURE AT SOME
DISTANCE), THE HANDBOOK GIVES TWO NUMBERS, AN LC50 OF 5,000
MG/CUBIC METER OF AIR FOR MAMMAL AND AN LC50 OF 4.000 PPM/4H
FOR RATS.
HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND
COMPARABLE DATA FOR XYLEDENE. THE HANDBOOK INDICATES THAT
XYLIDINE (AMINODIMETHYLBENZENE, OR AMINOZYLENEL IS TOXIC BY
INGESTION, BY INHALATION, AND BY SKIN CONTACT AND THAT  THE
TLV IS 2 PPM IN AIR.
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