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Storage of Removed Radiation Sources Kept in Secret

(Tbilisi, February 5, Civil Georgia) – Georgian Ministry of Protection of Environment and Natural Resources keep in secret the storage of two radiation sources Strontium-90, removed from Tsalenjikha district, western Georgia, because of security reasons.

Late on February 3, experts of the Georgian radiation security service removed two powerful sources of radiation. International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] experts supervised the removal of Strontium.

Three men who apparently were unaware of the dangers the sources posed to them found the sources in December 2001.

The men consequently suffered serious injuries from overexposure and were hospitalized in Georgia. Two remain hospitalized.

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