Thursday, February 17, 2005

British Death Metal

Yipes, missing plutonium! I just read " The Radioactive Boyscout" which documents one boy's home breeder reactor and the amazingly dangerous situation a little knowlege and some unregulated materials can create. It would take very little determination to really mess up a large part of England with the good stuff since critical mass of isotope 239 is only 2/3 of a pound. At least it's an island but I would miss it.

Plutonium is referred to as the deadliest substance known to man. When you talk about 66 pounds of the stuff it adds the additional lethal consequence of having it fall off a shelf and hit you.


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