Georgian Health Physics Association

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GHPA and Future of Health Physics Profession in Georgia

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on August 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)
George Tabatadze 08-11-2015 for "HP news"

In January 2015, the HPS International Collaboration Committee (ICC) held the phone conference during which ICC members discussed the upcoming HPS 60th annual meeting activities, including plans for the ICC special session. It was particularly challenging to compile a list of international speakers. I immediately saw an opportunity for Dr. Chelidze, president-elect of the Georgian Health Physics Association (GHPA), to speak...

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Barbara Hamrick and Roy Dunker Visit Georgian Chapter

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on January 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Roy Dunker

It has been a few months since I last visited Tbilsi and although some time has elapsed since this October 2013 visit I want to update everyone as to what is going on with the health physics chapter there. I have a bit of history with the Georgian Health Physics Association (GHPA), and maintain contact with its members. Most of you may be more familiar with GHPA as it is often referred to as the Georgian Health Physics Chapter. Ten years ago in San Diego, Brian Dodd f...

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Radioactive scrap metal found in Batumi Port

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on April 5, 2011 at 6:42 PM Comments comments (0)

The staff of the Batumi port has been evacuated after the experts confirmed radiation in the scrap metal in the port. The brigades of the emergency service are working in the port, the additional groups of experts have been sent from Tbilisi to Batumi. The port has been closed and people are prohibited to enter its territory.
     The harbor has been also closed and people evacuated from the territory.
     The representatives of the emergency service abs...

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რადიაციის მონიტორინგი საქართველოში

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on March 25, 2011 at 12:33 AM Comments comments (0)

იაპონიაში 11 მარტს მომხდარ დამანგრეველ მიწისძვრას და ცუნამს მოჰყვა რიგი აფეთქებებ&...

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Container of caesium 137 found in Tbilisi

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on November 19, 2010 at 6:32 PM Comments comments (0)

19.11.10 18:12  "Rustavi2"    

    A container of radioactive substances was found Friday in the centre of Tbilisi. Law enforcers seized caesium 137 in 15 Lermontov Street. The container of the dangerous substances was kept in the Kisishvili family.

    Head of the family Jemal Kisishvili and his wife are being interrogated now. Exact amount of teh substances is unknown yet. It is also uncertain how the container, seize...

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Radioactive remains found on Makhata Hill, Tbilisi

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on September 7, 2010 at 6:46 PM Comments comments (0)

     The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Goga Khachidze visited the settlement on Makhata Hill, where the radiation experts found the remains of radioactive substance Radium 226.

     Minister was accompanied by the workers of the Nuclear and Radiation Security Service on the territory called `Arsenal` under the request of the local population, who complained about the possibility that the territory might be polluted with radioactive substanc...

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"Forgotten" Radioactive Material Turns Up in Georgian Lab

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on August 2, 2010 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

   A plutonium-beryllium cache was apparently "forgotten" for 42 years before turning up recently at a research facility in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, Bloomberg reported today (see GSN, June 23).

   The material was discovered inside a “special container stored in wax and lead, which was quite safe and presented no danger for the environment,” said Giorgi Nabakhtiani, a nuclear expert with Georgia's Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Min...

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Plutonium found in Georgia

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on July 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Georgia, Tbilisi, July 30 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /

   A container with plutonium was found in Tbilisi today. According to the Georgian Public Broadcaster, the container was found at a depot of the now defunct Isotope Institute.

   The plutonium had not been registered with any state entity. Employees of the former institute told the station that they had no idea that plutonium was stored at the depot.

   An team of experts ...

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Georgia is turning green

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on July 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM Comments comments (1)

By Lia Bezhanishvili / The Messenger Online


Environment protection has become a big issue in Georgia recently and public agencies are involved in many activities designed to preserve Georgia's outstanding natural resources.


On July 28 200 hectares of wood near Gujareti village were damaged in a fire. It took firefighters four hours to extinguish the flames and rescue crews were also involved in fighting the fire, making sure it did not break out ag...

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Tbilisi mulls fight against illegal transportation of nuclear materials

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on July 21, 2010 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Georgia, Tbilisi, July 21 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /

   A two-day conference devoted to combating the illegal trafficking of nuclear material organized by the U.S. Embassy was opened in Tbilisi Hotel Betsy July 21.

   The meeting discusses the U.S.-Georgian joint action plan to stop nuclear smuggling. Representatives of the Georgian Environment and Natural Resources Ministry will report on the investigation in nuclear smuggling, border securi...

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