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It sounds as if all the talk about shipping chlorine into Iraqi cities is for the water purification plants. People could do it themselves, however, for the water they are going to drink, with small quantites of chemical. I looked it up: using %5 to %6 available chlorine, the water is filtered through cloth, and 2 drops for clear water, or 4 drops for cloudy water of the chemical -- ordinary household bleach, such as Chlorox or Purox (which is %5.25 sodium hypochlorite solution) is added, and then let the water sit for 1/2 hour. If the strength of the solution isn't certain, my book (a Popular Mechanics formula book) says add 10 drops or 20 drops for clear or cludy water. I think I remember a Chlorox bottle saying use 20 drops per quart. This is not a lot of bleach -- roughly 1 cc (about 30 drops) per gallon. Even if one argues that trucks can't get through for security reasons, surely a helicopter can parachute some (with instructions in Arabic) in. A few gallons can be brought in the trunk of a car which happens to be going that way -- each gallon of bleach enough for 3780 gallons of purified water. "The most powerful army in the world" can't seem to handle this??? ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ 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