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To: JustDoItAlways

It is used commercially in gold mining. It was used until 2003 (in the West) as a pesticide ingredient (to kill Japanese Beetles inter alia). Some Third World economies (Philippines) use sodium cyanide to stun or kill fish for harvesting. It was formerly used to fumigate bee equipment.


18 posted on 05/23/2006 7:27:25 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
I mentioned in my original post that NaCN can have civilian applications but in the hands of Saddam regime it can always be used to produce Chemical Weapons.
22 posted on 05/23/2006 7:30:23 PM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

I think it is used in electroplating as well.


98 posted on 05/24/2006 2:29:40 AM PDT by Szent_Adam_Kiraly ("google maps is the best! " "true that, Double true!")
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