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App*oved For Release 2002/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R012000400003--?" CILASISIRCM10N CENTRAL IN EI_r_IOF.N(",E. AGENCY were made late in 19.9. 1'AT 10 N FA, CD NO.. CCJNTRY Uj6;t (Ukrainian .`_i._`rh) M U3IEG! Podzemgaz Coal G:sificat.~ orz F laant near Lisichansk 25X1 G LACE ACQUIRED zAf`E OF dFO. 25X1A 1 T Ci'CULATE REPORT NO. 5X1A DATE DISTR. 20 May l 2 NCO OF PAGES OF ENCLS, 1 o BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 25X1X 1. The coal seams and the Podzemgaz coal gasification installation were near the northwestern outskirts of Lisichanak (48055#N/38?2S1E), southwest of the highlay to Proletarsk (18?57'N/38?231E). The enterprise was called Podzergaz (ur derground :a,s)o The construction of the installation started at the beginning of : orld Jar IL, The installations were rebuilt aftor the ear and resur. d operation in My 1948. The installation has been functioning properly since November 1918$ although there were many technical difficulties at first. Preparations for an expansion of the plant 2. The plant was surrounded by a Nall and covered an area of about 1.5 sq km. The nearby coal soasas were opened underground and acre kept separate from each other, Combustion was started by electric ignition and was maintained by supplying oxygen. Each rune in operation had its avm puffin ; installation which pumped the required oxygen to the various seams. The gases were conducted to the plant where the armonia, tar, naphthalene, and benzol were removed? The purified gas was carried through a pipe line, about 30 cm in diamotar,q to the Don Soda plant in Verkhneye (b80531N/380281L) located 6 km to the southeast. `Tie pipe line was about 3 meters aboveground 3, shipments of the by--products, comprising arxmonia, tar, naphthalene and enzol, left by rail, Unauthorized entrance to the plant, which was surrounded by a 2.5 Meter- ?ugh wall,was prohibited.. Authorized personnel were provided with special identification cards, which were renewed every three months and stamped, every month. Unauthorized personnel were not allowed near the mines operated by the gasification plant, ** Coma:gent. For location sketch of the Podzemgaz plant,, see Annex. This sketch is 25X1 C information from source. 25X1A (S03) and insist also be separated in the ?lant. As source does nott, mention Com:ient. According to available information, the underground coal. gasification L-T an near Lasichansk was tentatively put into operation during '";orld ?d'ar Ii. At that p time the plant was equipped with a n .ibcr of large containers for theprodu,,:." obtained by the gasification process, The hard coal of the Lisichanok de- osits has a sulphur content ranging from 2,.5 to 7.5 percent. The sulphur does not occur as an organic part of the coal, but, chiefly in pyrite form. By burning the coal under- g ound, the sulphur occur as sulphur dioxide (Sc) hor sulphuric acid anhydride CLASSIFICATION KA Y"nr gY;s B C,MR SUTION Approved For Release 2002/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00 t Ne ga to C1a F Daclasstiflad ged Tat TS S C '' Class. Chan D_ -2-B10 A h,R1M . I~/~ #081 -- I - Approved For Release 2002/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO12000400003-5 elernl.ary sulphur it is probable that sulphuric Vases are converted into 3alquid acid, The entire production of the Podzer ;az _)la.it is processed by tho choriiLcal 25X1A plants in and arou:-id LisichansIz. tlomrent,. The city mentioned in the legend of the location sketch of the `odzempaz Plant u Imeni L.,L-Kaganovicha may possibly be Fopasnaya (48-3614, 38-203) Approved For Release 2002/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO12000400003-5 25X1A Approved For Release 2002/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO12000400003-5 25X1A Location 'Sketch of the Podzemoz Plant Legend. 1e K'npyansk (4i9?!42'0/37?36'' ) - Lisichansk - Ii ni 1,1!.Kaganovicha (18?38IN! 380231S) double--track railroad line. 2a Gas pipe line from the P odzemgaz )lint to the Don Soda plant 3. Industrial railroad linen DDuble-track line in s me sections. , Podzotngaz Coal Gasification pLmt, Approved For Release 2002/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO12000400003-5