UNMOVIC IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq, 2 January 2003

2003/0201

An UNMOVIC chemical team traveled 280 km northwest from Baghdad to inspect the Al Hadar State Company, formerly known as Ash Sharqat Uranium Enrichment Facility. This site is a chemical plant and produces nitric acid and ammonium nitrate.

An UNMOVIC team of missile experts returned to the Al Fatah State Company to hold technical talks with key site personnel of the Iraqi Solid Propellant Missile Programmes. This site was previously inspected on 14 December.

An UNMOVIC biological team inspected the Technical Military Depot for the Air Force Al Taji, located roughly 30 km northwest of Baghdad. This facility is part of a large military site and houses spare parts for a variety of aircraft.

An UNMOVIC multidisciplinary team inspected the Ibn Firnas State Company, which is owned by the Military Industrialization Corporation and located roughly 18 km northwest of Baghdad. The company is an engineering and procurement entity supporting the Air Force. The team then visited the Al Fatah State Company to verify information on aviation-related matters.

The IAEA inspected the Falluja Lead Recovery Plant and a storage site at Khan Dari, both located approximately 60 km west of Baghdad. The Lead Recovery Plant operates gas-fired furnaces and the storage site contains an array of materials as well as equipment.

Hiro Ueki
Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad

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