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Subject: IRAQI NUCLEAR PROGRAM
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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REQUEST.
AUG 91
IRAQI NUCLEAR PROGRAM SITES ARE LOCATED AT:
A. TUWAITHA, 30 KMS OUTSIDE THE CITY OF BAGHDAD.
B. SHARQAAT, LOCATED 300 KMS NORTH OF BAGHDAD AND IN
BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAIN RANGES WHICH ARE APPROXIMATELY 1,000
METERS IN ALTITUDE.
C. ALDORA, LOCATED NEAR A PETROLEUM REFINING PLANT IN
BAGHDAD. THIS SITE HAS BEEN MADE TO LOOK LIKE A PART OF THE
PETROLEUM REFINING PLANT.
3. WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVITIES ARE ONGOING AT THESE SITES?
A. AT TUWAITHA, THERE ARE TWO REACTORS. A
BUILT REACTOR CALLED "ZERO" WHICH HAS A 20-30 MEGAWATT
CAPACITY. THE OTHER lS AN          REACTOR WHICH HAS A 15-20
MEGAWATT CAPACITY.          BELIEVES THAT THE
REACTOR HAS "HEAT" CELLS.          THIS IS THE SITE
OF THE          REACTOR "TAMOUZ" WHICH          ATTEMPTED TO
DESTROY IN 1985.          THERE WAS ONLY MINIMAL
DAMAGE TO THIS SITE CONTRARY TO REPORTS THAT IT WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED. HE CLAIMED THAT ONLY TWO          MISSILES HIT THE
SITE. ONE HIT THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND THE OTHER HIT JUST
BESIDE IT. ACCORDING TO          "TAMOUZ" WAS DISMANTLED AND
POSSIBLY RELOCATED, BUT HE IS NOT SURE WHERE.
BOTH THE RUSSIAN AND ITALIAN REACTOR ARE USED ONLY FOR
RESEARCH. ACCORDING TO          THE IAEA HAS BLOCKED IRAQ FROM
OBTAINING MATERIALS USED IN THIS NUCLEAR RESEARCH.
B. SHARQAAT IS A URANIUM REFINING PLANT WHICH HE
DESCRIBED AS VERY DANGEROUS.          AS OF 1986 THEY HAD NOT
REACHED THE STAGE OF "YELLOW CAKE."
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