Sunch'ŏn Calcium Cyanamide Fertilizer Factory

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Last Updated: March 1, 2003
Other Name: 순천석탄질소비료공장; Sunch'ŏn Lime Nitrogenous Fertilizer Factory; Sunch'ŏn Chemical Factory (순천화학공장)
Location: Sunch'ŏn (순천시), South P'yŏng'an Province (평안남도), North Korea
Subordinate To: 5th Machine Industry Bureau (제5기계산업총국), Second Economic Committee (제2경제위원회) for chemical weapons production; the Ministry of Chemical Industry (화학공업성) for civilian production
Size: Combined production of 100,000-150,000 tons of chemicals annually
Facility Status: Unknown

The Sunch'ŏn Calcium Cyanamide Fertilizer Factory is one of North Korea's four major fertilizer plants and is most likely a part of the Sunch'ŏn Vinalon Complex. This factory reportedly produces CW agents, but considering the lack of detailed information in the open source literature, it is difficult to confirm the allegations of CW-related activities at this facility.

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