Posts Tagged 'nuclear disaster'

From Construction To Destruction – Chernobyl’s Story In Photos

Chernobyl-s

An incredible set of photos, with some explanation, that tell the story of the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. It begins with the construction and concludes with the accident that destroyed the plant. Long, but worth it.

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Swedish Tinkerer Tries To Make Nuclear Reactor At Home

The WashingtonPost reports –

STOCKHOLM — 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. Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden’s Radiation Authority, which answered by sending the police. “I have always been interested in physics and chemistry,” Handl said, adding he just wanted to “see if it’s possible to split atoms at home.”

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