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Looking up the previous discussion on water-treatment facilities (Sep 2000) I discovered a message from Colin Rowat -- [Subject: Re: delighted with Dr. Herring's access re IWTV, but, the anomalies grow larger... -- Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 21:07:44 +0100 (BST)] he says > Turning more specifically to chlorine, we can see that it has been > imported from the beginning of the "oil for food" programme. The first > report of Phase II of "oil for food", for example, reports that > > Collection of the first supplies of chlorine gas for water > purification is under way. [§ 19] .... > > This report can be found at > http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/reports/1997/s1997685.htm. CASI's "info > sources" page has a complete listing of "oil for food" reports. Does this mean ("the first supplies ") that NO chlorine was imported (smuggling apart) between 1991 and 1997? > A very different question is that of how much chlorine Iraq needs to > import to purify its water, and whether it is allowed to import sufficient > quantities. I don't know the answer to this question. There is also the question of other equipment, electrodialysis systems, reverse osmosis systems, spare membranes, etc. Colin's message was in response to a query from Dr Nagy >> One large problem is figuring out to the extent to which the equipment >> and chemicals identified by IWTV as indispensable for import have been >> banned by the 661 Committee. (IWTV, for those who don't know, is "Iraqi Water Treatment Vulnerabilities", the DIA document Tom Nagy has been publicising). I wondered if Colin or Tom (or anybody else) has an up-to-date answer on the status (and history) of blocks on water-treatment items? Andrew Goreing _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk