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IAEA Media Advisory 2003/1701 (17 January 2003)

News Update on Iraq Inspections

2003 |UNMOVIC IAEA Press Statement on Inspection Activities in Iraq. 17 January 2003

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17 January 2003 -- An UNMOVIC biological team inspected a farm and visited an ice-making factory near As Suwayrah, approximately 50 km southeast of Baghdad. Multi-frequency electromagnetic detectors were used to survey several areas of the farm.

An UNMOVIC chemical team inspected Falluja I and II, roughly 80 km and 100 km respectively northwest of Baghdad. Falluja I is storage of farm products and largely deserted. Falluja II is a site that comprises the headquarters of the Al-Tariq Company and a factory area, and their major activity is the production of phenol and chlorine. The chlorine plant is currently inoperative.

Hiro Ueki
Spokesman for UNMOVIC and the IAEA in Baghdad