Thursday, August 4, 2011

Just a hobby!!??

Where did he get the radioactive materials?

How was he found?  Who turned him in?

Is there a Swedish Jack Bauer?  So many questions so few answers.  The implications of this are not very good.  Do you like the idea of nuclear material floating around wily-nily?

I don't.

Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home
Associated Press -

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby.

Richard Handl told The Associated Press that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment in southern Sweden when police showed up and arrested him on charges of unauthorized possession of nuclear material.

The 31-year-old Handl said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove.

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