Georgian Health Physics Association

Georgian Chapter - U.S. Health Physics Society

Radioactive scrap metal found in Batumi Port

Posted by Georgian Health Physics Association on April 5, 2011 at 6:42 PM

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 abstain from releasing information about the radioactive metals, which were discovered in the freight railway wagon. The type of the radioactive substance is supposed to cesium-137, which the experts assert is not dangerous for health.


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