Sariwŏn Chemical Weapons Storage Site

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Last Updated: April 1, 2003
Other Name: 사리원화학무기저장소
Location: Sariwŏn (사리원시), 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 (인민군총참부), Ministry of People's Armed Forces (인민무력부); or possibly the 815th Mechanized Unit
Size: One storage building, an underground storage facility, and 30 storage tanks
Facility Status: Unknown

This facility is one of the six chemical weapons storage sites in North Korea. The Sariwŏn storage site has been associated with the IV Corps, Korean People's Army. This site also has a training center for the handling of chemical weapons.

[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.

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