Saturday, July 31, 2010

Plutonium found in Georgia

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.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Georgia is turning green

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 again. Police believe that the negligence of locals caused the blaze.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tbilisi mulls fight against illegal transportation of nuclear materials

 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 security and the coastline.