Tuesday, August 2, 2011

DIY Nuclear Power ....or Not

So, this guy decides to build his own nuclear reactor, and calls up the Swedish Radiation Authority to see if its legal (which makes sense both b/c he lives in Sweden and b/c building a nuclear reactor should be an approved project) and he was promptly arrested.
Just goes to show, sometimes its better to beg forgiveness rather than ask for permission ;P

I don't think he was a potential terrorist...
"The man began his experiment some six months ago and has reportedly been open about his plans to construct a nuclear reactor in his apartment in the small Swedish coastal town, maintaining a blog of his nuclear adventure." (emphasis mine)
"he has confirmed that in the future he intends to focus on the "theoretical" aspects of nuclear physics."
Sounds good to me, hate to have a neighbor building his own fission device...

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