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On the general suject of chlorine, I am still bemused as to why it is classified as dual-use at all. Chlorine is produced by the electrolysis of brine. All you need to do to make it is to take brine (add salt to water), stick a partially permiable membrane in the middle of it and pass an electric current through it. Setting up a system to manufacture it for limited military use is pretty easy (any scientist with a basic knowledge of chemistry could set up the system), so I'm sure that if the Iraqi military want to use chlorine, they already have plenty of it. On the other hand, manufacturing enough to treat the water supply for millions of people is far more tricky, as the electrical requirement is much larger. The other question is why anybody would use chlorine in warfare these days - nerve agents are vastly superior weapons. Chlorine hasn't been used for almost a century. Alun __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk