Prior to the release of the 28 May 2004 IAEA report, this facility was not previously associated with Libya's nuclear weapons program in the open literature. It is unclear whether the US intelligence community had associated this facility with Libya's nuclear ambitions prior to the year 2003, when Libya decided to abandon the weapons program.
Termed Site H by the IAEA, the first storage location for Uranium Conversion Facility modules was at Al Karamia.
NIMA is aware of places with names such as Shu`bat al Qaramid, Shu`bat al Karamid, `Aqirat al Qaramid, `Aqirat al Karamid, and so forth, but neither NIMA nor Google has ever heard of Al Karamia.
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