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Subject: IRAQ FACILITIES
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.
JUN 91
THE CRITICAL AREAS OF THE 212 FACILITY WERE NOT
DAMAGED.          FACILITY 212 PROCESSES U208
AND U308 INTO U02. THE RAW U208 AND U308 IS A BY-PRODUCT OF
AL-AKARHAT FERTILIZER PLANT, NOT ITSELF PART OF THE IRAQI
NUCLEAR PROGRAM.
8.          FACILITY 244, WHICH IS ADJACENT TO
212, SUFFERED NO MORE THAN 20# AGGREGATE DAMAGE.
THAT FACILITY 244 PROCESSES THE U02 FROM FACILITY 212 INTO "THE
FOURTH CHLORIDE OF URANIUM" (UCL4).
9.          (ENRICHMENT) FACILITY 411 (THE
AL-TARMIYA OR AL-SAFA' FACILITY NORTH OF BAGHDAD) TO BE
APPROXIMATELY 60-70# DESTROYED. FACILITY 411 IS ONE OF TWO
URANIUM ENRICHMENT (OR SEPARATION) FACILITIES POSSESSED BY THE
IRAQIS AND USES THE "MAGNETIC FIELD SEPARATION ENRICHMENT
PROCESS", INDIGENOUSLY INNOVATED IN IRAQ. FACILITY 411 USE TO
BE A RELATIVELY SMALL LABORATORY WHICH WAS LATER EXPANDED.
SIGNIFICANTLY,          DAMAGE TO THE
BUILDING TO BE 60-70#,          IT WAS POSSIBLE THAT
THE IRAQIS HAD SALVAGED A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF FACILITY 411'S
EQUIPMENT.
10. FACILITY 405, AT AL-TUWAITHA, OPERATED BY THE IRAQI
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION (IAEC) AND THE BASIS FOR THE 411
PROGRAM. WAS PROBABLY TOTALLY DESTROYED
NOT
AT ALL DAMAGED OR EVEN STRUCK BY COALITION AIRSTRIKES. THIS IS
THE CENTER FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN. (MERKAZ TASAMIM
AL-HANDASSIYA), LOCATED IN RASHIDIYYA, NEAR BAGHDAD (30 KM
NORTH OF TOWN). THE CENTER FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN (CED), IS
THE COVER NAME FOR THE SECOND URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY
POSSESSED BY THE IRAQS (ALONG WITH AL-TARMIYA). THE CED IS
LOCATED ON A TOURIST ISLAND IN THE OLD WATER RESEARCH BLDG.
THIS FACILITY, WHICH HAS NO
NUMBER DESIGNATION, USES A PRIMITIVE CENTRIFUGE METHOD OF
ENRICHMENT
THE CEO WAS NEITHER DAMAGED NOR EVEN CAMOUFLAGED
DURING THE WAR. THE FACILITY CAN SEPARATE U235 FROM U238.
12.          THAT FACILITY 555, (THE "AL-FAJR" FACILITY
LOCATED AT AL-SHIRGAT IN JABAL MAKHUL), WAS PERHAPS 20-30#
DESTROYED.          HOWEVER, THAT THIS WAS A ILLUSORY
ACCOMPLISHMENT AS FACILITY 555 HAD ALMOST NO EQUIPMENT IN IT AT
THE TIME OF THE AIRSTRIKES.          FACILITY
555 IS THE SUBSTITUTE FACILITY FOR FACILITY 411, THE AL-TARMIYA
ENRICHMENT FACILITY.
13.          FACILITIES 409 AND 416 WERE NOT DAMAGED
AT ALL BY THE AIRSTRIKES. FACILITY 409, (MA'MAL AL-RABIA' IN
ZAHFARANIYYA NEAR AL-TUR), PRODUCES HIGH TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT
FOR USE BY THE IRAQI NUCLEAR PROGRAM. MA'MAL DIJLA, WHICH IS
CO-LOCATED WITH MA'MAL AL-RABIA', MANUFACTURES POWER AND
CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR THE NUCLEAR PROJECT, IT TOO WAS
UNDAMAGED. FACILITY 416, THE STORAGE AND WAREHOUSE AREA AT
Al -TUWAITHA SOUTH OF BAGHDA, WAS NOT AT ALL DESTROYED.
14. FACILITY 190 AT
AL-MUSAYIN, THE MA'MAL AL-ATHIR, WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY DAMAGED
(10#).          THIS NEWS HIGHLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS AT
FACILITY 190 THAT THE IRAQIS WILL, OR ARE, ATTEMPT TO
MANUFACTURE A NUCLEAR DEVICE. THIS IS THE FINAL
STAGE -ASSEMBLY.
16. IN THE ADJACENT FACILITY 244, 40# OF THE BUILDING
STRUCTURES WERE DESTROYED.
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