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The Radiological Accident in Lia, Georgia

English STI/PUB/1660 978-92-0-103614-8
149 107 42.00 2014

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Under the Convention on Assistance in Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, the Georgian authorities requested assistance from the IAEA in relation to the 2001 radiological accident in Lia. This assistance related to advice on the dose assessment, source recovery and medical management of those involved in the accident. This report provides the detailed information on the accident and presents the findings and conclusions and lessons learned from the treatment of the overexposed victims. The aim is to help to avoid similar occurrences by improving safety, and to minimize the consequences of any such events that do occur.

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