Radioactive Boy Scout (David Hahn) Teenager builds Nuclear Reactor

Radioactive Boy Scout, David Hahn, to earn his merit badge in nuclear science, constructed a breeder reactor in his back yard, inside his mother’s gardening shed. His lab was torn down, when because of high levels of radiation, the Environmental Protection Agency, classified his mother’s property as a Superfund cleanup site. How did David obtain […]

Boy Scout Tried To Build a Nuclear Reactor in His Backyard

Nuclear reactors are not pieces of equipment you come across everyday. They are designed to produce thermal energy that can be used for its own sake or converted into mechanical energy, and most of the time into electrical energy. They work by maintaining a chain reaction producing a steady flow of neutrons, generated by the […]