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Originally posted by EartOccupant
Atoms belong to us all,
Splitted or not.
Ok got to ask , how the he'll did he get the radioactive material to work with ?
Most of the radioactive elements came from common items like smoke detectors and old clock hands, which were bought on eBay. He also purchased a Geiger counter from the U.S. by mail order.
Originally posted by Johnze
reply to post by mustard seed
Sorry man to say a state of the art nuke facility is nothing more than jumpd up steam power from the 1800's is madness.
Its kinda like saying modern Formula One cars are nothing more than jumpd up Model T Fords on account of the combustion engine. Your completely ignoring decades, upon decades of advanced engineering, research and hyper technologies that actualy go into the construction and operation of these facilities. Oh yes, nuclear fission, thats very old hat indeed.
Im still a bit unclear about your claims with regards to people health you made earlier though?
He was trying to build a mini-reactor from what I can tell, that isn't a bomb. It seems he was charged for actually being in possession of reasonable quantities of nuclear material without the proper licenses.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by soficrow
alot of things it takes to make explosives is legal but when you combine them into a bomb then it aint legal
I assume it would take a stupid amount of smoke detectors to actually produce even one reasonably dangerous dirty bomb.
Just how easily could Al Qaeda, or any other terrorist organization, make a dirty bomb with smoke detectors or other such devices? (rhetorical question) I kind of hope someone is watching smoke detector sales to other countries, but knowing how things usually work...I doubt it.
Originally posted by Observer99
Originally posted by Johnze
reply to post by Observer99
Well man if you want to build your very own micro reactor on a fault line using 40 year old technology, then thats something you can do, seems pretty stupid, but you know, up to you!
If you did any research at all into nuclear power, you would know that even nuke plants in "normal operation" are constantly releasing quantities of radioactive material. People living in the downwind plumes of nuke plants have measurably higher cancer and death rates. Our DNA can't deal with isotype decay, we don't have the biological mechanisms to repair that kind of continuous cell damage. Until someone redesigns the human genome to be cancer-free and regenerative, nuclear power is one of the stupidest things imaginable.
Over the past few decades, however, a series of studies has called these stereotypes into question. Among the surprising conclusions: the waste produced by coal plants is actually more radioactive than that generated by their nuclear counterparts. In fact, the fly ash emitted by a power plant—a by-product from burning coal for electricity—carries into the surrounding environment 100 times more radiation than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Aren't we all in possession of radioactive materials?
A lot of us are forced by mandates and regs to have them.
Some safety equipment like smoke detectors and CO detectors have radioactive materials in them.
How many smoke detectors do I need to run afoul of the law?
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