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CAPTION: DURATION: 2:05----------------------------------------- SHOTLIST:Georgian Interior Ministry Handout - AP Clients OnlySamtredia, Georgia - April 5, 2012++NIGHT SCOPE VIDEO++1. Tilt up from car licence plate, to police officer opening truck2. Close-up geiger counter AP Television - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - July 30, 20123. Mid, train pulling into stationAP Television - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - June 26, 20124. SOUNDBITE: (Russian/English) Sumbat Tonoyan, Serving 13 years sentence for smuggling highly enriched uranium:"It was in the train all the way." GEORGIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - March 11, 20105. Still image of 17 grams of highly enriched uranium (89.5 percent)GEORGIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - October 13, 20086. Still image of 700 grams of seized radioactive mixture, including Cs-137. Four Georgians arrested, Guram Estatishvili, Vaja Kapanadze, Vasil Saganelidze, Goderdzi PetriashviliGEORGIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - January 6, 2012 7. Two still images of 36 vials with Cs-135. Georgian Nugzar Sotkilava arrested GEORGIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT - AP Clients OnlyZugdidi, Georgia - June 17 20128. Mid view, 9 vials with Cs-135. Georgians Juansher Bakhtadze, Ramin Gunia, Givi Tibua, Gia Rodonaja and Vakhtang Tskipurishvili arrested AP Television - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - July 30, 20129. Wide, Chief Inspector Archil Pavlenishvili being interviewed, (identity blurred due to ongoing undercover work)10. Close-up Pavlenishvili's watch11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Archil Pavlenishvili, Chief Inspector, Georgia's Counter Nuclear Smuggling team (identity blurred due to ongoing undercover work):"The most interesting is of course highly-enriched uranium. Much more dangerous in a common practice is material like caesium-137, because of the radiation rate of this material is much, much higher. Though it is not useable for a full-scale nuclear bomb, but it is the most appropriate thing for so-called dirty bomb. " AP Television - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - July 30, 201212. Various, people on station platformAP Television - AP Clients OnlyWashington, DC - August 2, 201213. Pan, Simon Limage, Deputy Assistant Sec for Non-Proliferation Programs, walking through U.S. State Department14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Simon Limage, Deputy Assistant Sec for Non-Proliferation Programs, U.S. State Department:"It is true that a portion that we are concerned about continues to be outside of regulatory control."U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration handout - AP Clients OnlyBatumi, Georgia - July 13, 201215. Wide pan, seasideAP Television - AP Clients OnlyBatumi, Georgia - June 24, 201216. Various, hotel where smuggling operation for radioactive material was uncovered by policeGeorgian Interior Ministry Handout - AP Clients OnlyBatumi, Georgia - April 10, 2012 17. Still Image radioactive materials captured by police when they arrested Georigan Soslan Onian along with two Turks, Cebeci Zeinel Yuksel and Mensur CahitAP Television - AP Clients OnlyWashington, DC - August 1, 201218. SOUNDBITE: (English) Page Stoutland, Vice President for Nuclear Materials Security, at the Nuclear Threat Initiative:"It is clear to me and to many that there are interested buyers, there are some sellers and so, yes there is a bit of a black market that we should all be concerned about."AP Television - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - July 30, 201219. Wide, close-up police on train platformAP Television - AP Clients OnlyTbilisi, Georgia - June 26, 201220. Mid, Convicted smuggler Hrant Ohanian entering interview room21. Wide, Sumbat Tonoyan being escorted from prison to interview room22. Close-up Tonoyan's hands23. Wide, Sumbat Tonoya, serving 13 years for smuggling highly enriched uranium walking from prison24. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Hrant Ohanian, former physicist, serving 14 years for smuggling highly enriched uranium:"I didn't consider it serious to buy 17 grams of it."U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration handout - AP Clients OnlyGeorgian border - July 10, 201225. Pan, police stopping would-be smuggler running through grasslands during training exerciseU.S. National Nuclear Security Administration handout - AP Clients OnlyBatumi, Georgia - April 10, 2012 26. Close-up Georgian police arresting would-be smuggler on a boat, during training exercise U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration handout - AP Clients OnlyGeorgian border - July 11, 201227. Wide, police simulating traffic stop28. Close-up officer in hazmat suit checking container during exerciseVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:COMING OVER THE BORDER IN THE BACK OF CARS ...(UPSOUND: Night scope video / trunk being opened)AND ON TRAINS ...(UPSOUND: Train pulling into station)(SOT: Sumbat Tonoyan, Serving 13 years sentence for smuggling highly enriched uranium)"It was in the train all the way." IT IS BECOMING CLEARER THAT THE INGREDIENTS FOR NUCLEAR AND 'DIRTY' BOMBS ARE FINDING THEIR WAY IN AND OUT OF GEORGIA, A SMUGGLER'S TRANSIT POINT ON THE EDGE OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION.THE HEAD OF GEORGIA'S COUNTER SMUGGLING UNIT, SAYS IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS THEY'VE UNCOVERED 15 CASES OF NUCLEAR SMUGGLING _ SIX OF WHICH THEY'RE REVEALING FOR THE FIRST TIME.(SOT: Archil Pavlenishvili, Georgian Chief Inspector)"The most interesting is of course weapon enriched uranium. Much more dangerous is material like cesium-137, because of the radiation rate of this material is much, much higher. Though it is not useable for full-scale nuclear bomb, but it is the most appropriate thing for so-called dirty bomb."WHAT HE CAN'T ACCOUNT FOR IS THE SPIKE IN ARRESTS WITH 5 CASES ALONE THIS YEAR.A CONCERN SHARED BY U.S. OFFICIALS ...(SOT: Simon Limage, Deputy Assistant Sec for Non-Proliferation Programs, U.S. State Department)"It is true that a portion that we are concerned about continues to be outside of regulatory control."A BUST IN THE CASINO RESORT TOWN OF BATUMI WHERE POLICE WATCHED COVERTLY AS THREE MEN DISCUSSED A DEAL RAISED RED FLAGS.THE SELLER WAS OFFERING CESIUM, BUT THE BUYERS WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE DANGEROUS _ URANIUM, THE FISSILE MATERIAL FOR A NUCLEAR BOMB.(SOT: Dr. Page Stoutland, Vice President, NTI)"There are interested buyers, there are some sellers. So yes, there is a bit of a black market that we should all be concerned about."CASES INVOLVING THE SMUGGLING OF HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM, WHICH IN SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES CAN MAKE A NUCLEAR BOMB, ARE ALSO CONTINUING ...THESE MEN ARE SERVING UP TO 14 YEARS FOR NUCLEAR SMUGGLING.THE FORMER DAIRY FARMER AND A PHYSICIST BLAME EACH OTHER ... BUT BOTH AGREE THAT THE AMOUNT INVOLVED WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CREATE A BOMB.(SOT: Hrant Ohanian, convicted smuggler serving 14 years)"I didn't consider it serious to buy 17 grams of it."TO COUNTER THIS TREND, EXERCISES LIKE THESE ARE NOW BEING HELD IN A DOZEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.U.S. EXPERTS HELPING TO SET UP MORE ANTI-NUCLEAR SMUGGLING UNITS.TRACY BROWN,ASSOCIATED PRESS