Georgian Health Physics Association

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Plutonium found in Georgia

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on July 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM

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 stated that the plutonium posed no threat to the local population.

   Georgia plans to inform the International Atomic Energy Agency about the unregistered plutonium.

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