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> Following the thread you recommended, I found this in a post > of yours dated Wed, 9 May 2001: > > 2. chlorine is not [banned]. While it is popularly believed > that chlorine is banned (a belief spread by some Iraqi > officials) UN reports on the "oil for food" programme > document its import into Iraq from the programme's > early days. > > To which a question put by Andrew Goreing (28 Jan 2003) still applies: > > Does this mean ("the first supplies ") that NO chlorine was > imported (smuggling apart) between 1991 and 1997? Thank you Boris. Andrew's posting can be found at http://www.casi.org.uk/discuss/2003/msg00331.html. I think that Andrew is probably correct, but would welcome correction by other list members. Section 2a of Unicef's "Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Iraq - 1997" (indexed at http://www.casi.org.uk/info/unicef9804.html) notes that: "Local supplies of chlorine and alum are minimal. ... Importation has not been possible." [p. 10 of section] "Chlorine is now being provided to the water treatment plants through the Oil for Food programme beginning 1997." [p. 16 of section] Best, Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | ( 44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | email@example.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