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RE: [cdn-nucl-l] What's required for an Atomic Energy boy scout patch...
Is the story true? Who knows?
There are 19 references on Yahoo! when I searched for ["David Hahn"
radioactive scout]. Most appear to be reprints of the story, including
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists carried a version of this story, at:
Repetition of a story does not mean it's true. It could be an urban myth
for all we know, even though the Bull of Atom Scientists link does give it a
slightly higher status. I briefly searched the EPA or NRC sites, but didn't
find any clues.
What about you physicists out there - is the article plausible?
From: Adam Gordon McLean [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday April 16, 2001 9:51 PM
Subject: [cdn-nucl-l] What's required for an Atomic Energy boy scout
Check this out from http://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/radscout.html.
Do you think it's true???
What happened when a teenager tried a dangerous experiment in his back
Tale of the Radioactive Boy Scout.
FROM HARPER'S MAGAZINE BY KEN SILVERSTEIN