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070296_cia_74100_74100_01.txt
Subject: IRAQ BW FACILITIES
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IRAQ CRITICAL NODE BW FACILITIES
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE
IRAQI BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (BW) PROGRAM. THESE FACILITIES CAN
BE SPLIT INTO TWO BROAD CATEGORIES; PRODUCTION AND STORAGE.
BECAUSE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACILITIES, NO ONE CAN BE
CONSIDERED "THE" CRITICAL NODE.
PRODUCTION FACILITIES
THE FOLLOWING ARE PRODUCTION LOCATIONS AFFILIATED WITH
THE BW PROGRAM.
SALMAN PAK
ABU GHRAIB VACCINE PLANT
TAJI PILOT PLANT
SALMAN PAK HAS A HIGH CONTAINMENT BUILDING THAT IS
PROBABLY USED FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION OF
BW AGENTS
THE ABU GHRAIB VACCINE PLANT IS THE SITE OF BOTULINUM
TOXIN PRODUCTION.
TAJI IS THE LOCATION OF A PILOT-SCALE PRODUCTION
FACILITY,
THIS PLANT IS FOR PRODUCTION OF ANTHRAX.
THE PLANT HAS BEEN OPERATIONAL
FOR SEVERAL YEARS. A FACILITY THAT MAY BE THIS PILOT PLANT
HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE TAJI AREA.
SUSPECT PRODUCTION LOCATIONS
THE INFANT FORMULA PLANT AT ABU GHRAIB MAY BE INVOLVED
IN THE PRODUCTION OF BW AGENTS.
PRODUCING LARGE QUANTITIES
OF EITHER ANTHRAX OR BOTULINUM.
THE TUWAITHA NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER MAY HAVE SOME ROLE
IN THE BW PROGRAM.
IRAQ'S MAIN PHARMACEUTICAL PLANT, SAMARRA DRUG
INDUSTRIES (SDI), PRODUCES-NUMEROUS BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS AND
WAS BUILT IN THE 1970s          ALTHOUGH THE PLANT
APPEARS TO BE LEGITIMATE AND DOES PRODUCE ANTIBIOTICS, THE
EQUIPMENT THERE WOULD ALLOW THE IRAQIS TO PRODUCE A VARIETY
OF BW AGENTS.
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