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  • Marines inside tunnels facing radiation risk

    04/12/2003 3:32:08 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 10 replies · 229+ views
    04.11.03 Marines inside tunnels facing radiation risk By GARY HARMON, The Daily Sentinel  U.S. Marines searching through a labyrinthine underground nuclear facility in Iraq face dangers similar, though more extreme, to those that claimed the lives of many American uranium miners.  Much as miners 40 years ago dug unventilated "dogholes" into the reddish sandstones of the West, soldiers now are picking their way through underground tunnels below Tuwaitha complex of the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission south of Baghdad.  Officials on Thursday were investigating the discovery of laboratories and warehouses below the complex and there were reports that weapons-grade plutonium might...
  • Is the Activity at Al Qaim Related to Nuclear Efforts?

    04/12/2003 2:49:52 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 2 replies · 416+ views
    Institute for Science & International Security (ISIS) ^ | 9-10-2002 | David Albright & Corey Hinderstein
    Is the Activity at Al Qaim Related to Nuclear Efforts? by David Albright and Corey Hinderstein September 10, 2002 High-resolution commercial satellite imagery shows an apparently operational facility at the site of Iraq's al Qaim phosphate plant and uranium extraction facility (Unit-340), located in northwest Iraq near the Syrian border. This site was where Iraq extracted uranium for its nuclear weapons program in the 1980s. The al Qaim site was thoroughly destroyed by aerial bombing during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Given the absence of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Action Team inspectors on the ground since December 1998,...
  • Team Inspects suspected plutonium site (update by the journalist who broke original story, NEW info)

    04/11/2003 7:31:42 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 84 replies · 659+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 11, 2003 | Carl Prine
    <p>SOUTH OF BAGHDAD: A scout team from the Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency arrived in a convoy Thursday at the Al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex, beginning a probe that could take weeks to determine whether plutonium is present at the massive nuclear facility and extensive underground complex.</p>
  • U.S. probing nuclear facility (Al Tuwaitha Follow Up)

    04/11/2003 4:51:32 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 720+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 11, 2003 | Art Moore
    An investigation is underway to determine whether U.S. Marines guarding Iraq's most important nuclear facility have discovered previously undocumented weapons-grade nuclear material. Initial reports indicated earlier this week that the Marines had located a vast underground complex of tunnels, warehouses and offices that apparently had been missed by U.N. weapons inspectors at the Al-Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center, 18 miles south of Baghdad. One report said the tunnels might contain weapons-grade plutonium, while unnamed source have suggested the U.S. forces came upon known stocks of low-grade uranium and broke U.N. seals meant to control radioactive material. Lt. Cmdr. Charles Owens, a...
  • U.S. Marines Guard Secret Iraqi City with Very Hot Nuclear Radiation Levels

    04/10/2003 9:35:05 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 47 replies · 721+ views
    News Pundit.net ^ | 4/10/2003 | Douglas Oliver
    U.S. Marines Guard Secret Iraqi City with Very Hot Nuclear Radiation Levels . . . Other than FOX, No American Television News Reports In a valley 18 miles south of Baghdad the U.S. Marines guard a secret underground city. It lies under the city of Al-Tuwaitha that belongs to Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission. Earlier investigators and U.S. military Secret Operations squads located the top secret underground facility. Reports are beginning to come in that International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors sent to Iraq had never been allowed to inspect the huge secret complex. Now the Marines against enemy counter-attacks. Reportedly, the...
  • Underground Nuclear Facility Found in Iraq

    04/10/2003 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 11 replies · 732+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-03 | Carl Cameron
    <p>Thursday, April 10, 2003 BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. officials are investigating a massive underground nuclear facility that was discovered below the Al Tuwaitha complex of the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission in a suburban town south of Baghdad.</p> <p>While they aren't prepared to say the discovery is the smoking gun proving Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction, Fox News confirmed that officials are very interested in the labyrinth of labs and warehouses unearthed by U.S. forces.</p>
  • Fox News reporting marines find "weapons grade plutonium"

    04/10/2003 10:24:53 AM PDT · by JustRight · 455 replies · 719+ views
    On TV right now.
  • Marines hold nuclear site

    04/09/2003 10:29:29 AM PDT · by Ditto · 259 replies · 4,995+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | Carl Prine
    <p>SOUTH OF BAGHDAD — In a valley sculpted by man, between the palms and roses, lies a vast marble and steel city known as Al-Tuwaitha.</p> <p>In the suburbs about 18 miles south of the capital's suburbs, this city comprises nearly 100 buildings — workshops, laboratories, cooling towers, nuclear reactors, libraries and barracks — that belong to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission.</p>
  • Marines hold Iraqi nuclear site built by French

    04/10/2003 10:25:31 AM PDT · by SkunkPunk · 21 replies · 623+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | 4-9-03 | Carl Prine
    <p>SOUTH OF BAGHDAD — In a valley sculpted by man, between the palms and roses, lies a vast marble and steel city known as Al-Tuwaitha.</p> <p>In the suburbs about 18 miles south of the capital's suburbs, this city comprises nearly 100 buildings — workshops, laboratories, cooling towers, nuclear reactors, libraries and barracks — that belong to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission.</p>
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 12/11/02-Al-Tariq,Tuwaitha,al Qa'im,Ukashat,Kuwait

    12/10/2002 11:10:02 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 52 replies · 662+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, NASA, S. Central Command, and the usual suspects | 12/11/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/11/02 - Al-Tariq, Qaim Ukashat, Tuwaitha, al Qa'im, Baghdad, Geneva, Kuwait BREAKING: Al-Tariq Inspection BREAKING: Qaim Ukashat, Inspection BREAKING: Tuwaitha Inspection BREAKING: al Qa'im, Ukashat Inspection BREAKING: Fallouja-3 Inspection BREAKING: Geneva BREAKING: Kuwait BREAKING: From Baghdad, Iraq - Table of Contents =========== Al-Furat Chemical Industries =========== At Al-Furat Chemical Industries, ~41 miles south of Baghdad. ========= Al-Tariq ========= At Al-Tariq, ~56 miles northwest of Baghdad. ========= Fallujah ========= In Fallujah, ~50 miles northwest of Baghdad, at the Fallouja-3 pesticides plant. ========= Qaim Ukashat ========= On the road to Qaim Ukasha. At Qaim...