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RE: [casi] Re: Pardon me, Colin, was chlorine not banned?

> 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

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 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]


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