Man arrested trying to split atoms

britexpat
By britexpat


Anybody seen Lincolnpirate lately ?


A  man has been arrested after attempting to split atoms in his kitchen, claiming that he was only doing it as a “hobby”.







 

Richard Handl said that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment when police showed up and arrested him on charges of unauthorised possession of nuclear material.



Handl, 31, 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 realise 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”.



The police raid took place in late July, but police have refused to comment. If convicted, Handl could face fines or up to two years in prison.

By anonymous• 6 Aug 2011 09:00
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

 

Nuclear fission

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 18:29
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

If he was handling such radioactive isotopes without a lead shield, I wonder what harm he has inflicted onto himself..

By ingeniero• 4 Aug 2011 11:16
Rating: 5/5
ingeniero

seems like you are chasing them ;)Wasta!!!! lets do partnership ;)

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 11:11
anonymous

ingeniero, there are trucks leaving Hamad. They have the radioactive sign. Just follow them and find out where they dump the radioactive trash. Then serve yourself. Maybe some 'Wasta' might help.

By ingeniero• 4 Aug 2011 11:06
ingeniero

HC is giving?? good news, i wanna buy some, will sell on iran and south korea then :p

By ingeniero• 4 Aug 2011 11:04
Rating: 4/5
ingeniero

eerrrrr.. why u are mentioning... no one talking about that...

when these non muslim starts about muslims, then we all complain.. that they are racist, they are bashing, have no respect blah blah...

By king007• 4 Aug 2011 10:48
Rating: 5/5
king007

Luckily for him, he is not a muslim else immediately police would tag him as Terrorist and link to Al Qaeeda and media would make it as breaking news... "Islamic Terrorist arrested while making Atom Bomb"....

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 10:39
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

LOL. Splitting Atoms at home..

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 10:21
anonymous

These materials are often used in hospitals, brit. Maybe he got it via DHL from Hamad Corporation?

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 10:21
anonymous

That would be my question as well Brit.   Where does someone pick up uranium?

By britexpat• 4 Aug 2011 10:18
Rating: 2/5
britexpat

What I want to know is where he got the materials from and why he only gets two years if convicted.

By ingeniero• 4 Aug 2011 10:16
Rating: 5/5
ingeniero

still ....

and u?

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 10:10
anonymous

She is speechless.

By ingeniero• 4 Aug 2011 10:08
Rating: 5/5
ingeniero

if finished rofling, then now can u comment on this ;)

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 09:51
anonymous

ROFLING.  Wow.  I'm speechless at this.

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 09:50
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

And by the way, only Uranium 233, 235, and 238, as well as plutonium 239 and thorium 232 are fissionable if a slow neutron is shot at them.

By ingeniero• 4 Aug 2011 09:49
Rating: 5/5
ingeniero

why he asked them?

now he will suffer for two years in jail for his honesty.. :(

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 09:42
anonymous

That happens when people get physics lessons from Straight Arrow!

By anonymous• 4 Aug 2011 09:41
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

ATOM MAN

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