Jump to search Jump to main navigation Jump to main content Jump to footer navigation

Samsan-dong Chemical Weapons Storage Site

Other Name: 삼산동화학무기저장소
Location: Samsan-dong (삼산동), North Hwanghae Province (황해북도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Maram and Chiha-ri Materials Corporations (마람・지하리자재상사), Department of Materials (기재부), the Nuclear Chemical Defense Bureau (핵화학방위국), General Staff Department (인민군총참모부), Ministry of People's Armed Forces (인민무력부), or possibly the Pyongyang Defense Division
Size: Two partially buried storage facilities, two underground storage tanks, and two storage buildings or warehouses
Facility Status: Unknown

This site is reportedly linked with II Corps artillery units in the Korean People's Army.

Sources:
[1] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng, (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 365-366, 461;
[2] Kim Wŏn Pong, Kitachosenjimingun no zenbo (Tokyo: Ariadone Kikaku, 1996), p. 128;
[3] Kim Won-pong, Kitachosen jinmingun no zensho [sic] (Tokyo: Ariadone Kikaku, 1996), p. 128, in "DPRK Factories Suspected of Producing Chemical Agents," FBIS Document ID: KPP20010216000106;
[4] Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., The Armed Forces of North Korea (New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2001) p. 228.

CNS logo

This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents.

Country Profile

Flag of North Korea

North Korea

This article provides an overview of North Korea's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

Learn More →