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Subject: TUWAITHA NUCLEAR CENTER  
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence 
 
TO FACILITATE ELECTRONIC ACCESS, THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN 
REFORMATTED TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT PERTAIN 
TO GULF WAR ILLNESS ISSUES OR THAT IS CLASSIFIED. A COPY OF 
THIS REDACTED DOCUMENT, IN ORIGINAL FORMAT, IS AVAILABLE ON 
REQUEST. 
 
 
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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 
DIST: AUGUST 1991 
 
COUNTRY: IRAQ 
 
SUBJ: 1. OVERVIEW OF OPERATIONS AT THE TILIWAITHA NUCLEAR 
CENTER FROM 1985-1987 
2. EFFECTS OF ISRAELI BOMBING OF THE SITE AND 
SUBSEQUENT WORK DONE ON THE NUCLEAR REACTOR 
DOI:  1985             1991 
 
 
SUMMARY: OPERATIONS AT THE TUWAITHA NUCLEAR CENTER INCLUDED 
URANIUM ENRICHMENT AND URANIUM PROCESSING.  ENRICHMENT 
RESEARCH INCLUDED ELECTROMAGNETIC, CENTRIFUGE, AND LASER 
PROCESSES.  WORK INVOLVING GLASS PIPES AND ACETONE WAS ALSO 
CONDUCTED IN THE TUWAITHA BUILDINGS WHERE ENRICHMENT 
RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED. 
                                      THE SMALLER             
SUPPLIED REACTOR WAS OPERATING UNTIL THE  GULF WAR, THE  OLD     
REACTOR HAD BEEN MODIFIED TO INCREASE ITS POWER TO 10 
MEGAWATTS          AND ONE BUILDING WAS USED TO PRODUCE 
HEAVY WATER, ALSO BEFORE THE GULF WAR. 
 
                                                                 
IN 
       1985, EXPERIMENTS ON ENRICHMENT WERE CONDUCTED IN THE      
LABORATORY WORKSHOP BUILDING (LWB).  OPERATIONS IN THIS 
BUILDING FOCUSED ON THE ENRICHMENT OF URANIUM                              
WORK INCLUDED EXPERIMENTS WITH CENTRIFUGE, ELECTROMAGNETIC 
SEPARATOR, AND LASER SEPARATION EXPERIMENTS.  ALSO IN THIS 
BUILDING WAS A GROUP WORKING ON CHEMICAL PROCESSES USING 
ACETONE 
 
2.                             THE "HOT LABORATORIES" WERE 
LOCATED IN THE LAMA BUILDING 
 
 
3.                A PROJECT WAS 
  INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF NUCLEAR FUEL. 


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