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cia_62958_70550_01.txt
Subject: CHEMICAL WEAPONS PRODUCTION
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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SEP 90    CIA 243528
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WARNING: INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.
COUNTRY: IRAQ
SUBJ:  DESCRIPTION OF CHEMICAL
PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN IRAQ.
DOI:   MARCH - NOVEMBER 1989
TEXT:          THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS OF A
CHEMICAL WEAPONS (CW) FACILIITY
LOCATED OUTSIDE OF BAGHDAD,
1. THE SALMAN PAK CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITY:
A. ACCESSISECURITY TO FACILITY: THE FACILITY IS LOCATED
APPROXIMATELY 20 KILOMETERS FROM BAGHDAD OFF OF "AL-QANAT" ROAD ON
THE RIGHT HAND SIDE LEADING TO BASRAH. THERE IS HEAVY SECURITY
OUTSIDE THE COMPOUND CONSISTING OF ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS AND
TANKS (NFI) POSITIONED NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND IN THE PARKING LOT
AN "ELECTRIC FENCE" SURROUNDS THE COMPOUND.
B. PHYSICAL LAYOUT/CHARACTERISTICS: THE BUILDING IS
LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 12 METERS UNDERGROUND. IT IS APPROXIMATELY
SEVEN METERS IN HEIGHT, 45 METERS WIDE AND 40 METERS IN LENGTH. THE
INTERIOR OF THE BUILDING IS DIVIDED INTO TWO MAIN WINGS (AN EAST AND
A WEST WING)
D. CHEMICALS PRODUCED AT FACILITY: SULFURIC
ACID, LEAD (SIC), "BLACK" ACID (NFI), HYDROGEN ACID, MAGNESIUM, AND
SODIUM HYDROCARBONATE WERE BEING PRODUCED AT THE FACILITY.
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