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The radioactive boy scout : the true story of a boy and his homemade nuclear reactor

Author: Ken Silverstein
Publisher: New York : Villard, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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When gifted David Hahn was working on his Atomic Energy badge for his local Boy Scout membership in the early 1990s, he turned his obsessive energy toward making a model nuclear reactor in his backyard garden shed. The story of his phenomenal work, including the deceptions he used to secure parts and the disastrous results, are related by Silverstein. In 1995, Hawn's personal reactor sparked a nuclear crisis for his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: David Hahn; David Hahn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Silverstein
ISBN: 037550351X 9780375503511
OCLC Number: 772631474
Notes: Originally published: New York: Random House, 2004.
Description: xviii, 209 p. ; 19 cm.
Responsibility: Ken Silverstein.

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When gifted David Hahn was working on his Atomic Energy badge for his local Boy Scout membership in the early 1990s, he turned his obsessive energy toward making a model nuclear reactor in his backyard garden shed. The story of his phenomenal work, including the deceptions he used to secure parts and the disastrous results, are related by Silverstein. In 1995, Hawn's personal reactor sparked a nuclear crisis for his small Detroit subarb.

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