Skip to comments.2002 Document: Request For 500 KG Of SODIUM CYANIDE A Precursor For A Chemical Weapon (Translation)
Posted on 05/23/2006 7:13:05 PM PDT by jveritas
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The group seems to be from Zoo AL Fiqar factory.
This looks like a plating or pickling industrial operation. Cleaning, pickling, anodizing aluminum (hence the dye) or chromium plating by the zinc method.
Cyanide is not at all uncommon in industry; in the US the annual usage is tremendous.
Thanks for all the translations, jveritas.
Excellent j... will get it out.
This article is full of cyanide, acids, trivalent chrome, nickel, and all the other stuff that makes metal plating not a terribly "green" activity.
Do a search on cyanide in the pdf and you will see that it is frequently mentioned.
Your right, it could be used in a copper strike bath. I've seen pyrophosphate used. It gives a better coating and addresses the environmental concerns you mentioned.
I'm sure it was all for chrome-plating AKMs for awards. Saddam had several. See? It's all harmless. /sarc
Thank you for keeping us informed jveritas. I was wondering where you were. Missed you. Tis a very interesting piece of information...Wonder what they were planning?
Not a chemist, but aren't these used to manufacture baby milk. Paging Peter Arnett...
Bumped and bookmarked
Also: "Sodium cyanide is controlled by the Australia Group, an informal export control regime intended to prevent chemical weapon proliferation."
You may want to contact the Australia Group.
Joe Wilson says this is not true. He had Turkish Coffee with some Govt officials (who always tell the truth) and determined that it is a lie, just like the yellocake.
Here''s something about the Finnish supply sodium cyanide to Iraq in 2002.
Finnish detectives investigated suspicions of Iraqi WMDs in 2003
Okay.... I found the GRL (Goods Review List) of banned dual use items.
All resolutions pertaining to Iraq with link to the GRL:
Nitric Acid has a lot of uses including processing yellowcake uranium!
Chickenhawk has provided interesting information. Did we ever figure out anything about the aluminum tubes at the plant?
Very interesting, thank you very much.
I doubt it is banned, but it is controlled. There are a fair number of chemical process that use it.