Oops, I nuked you again July 16, 2007 10:13 AM   Subscribe

I remember reading a few years back on the blue a link about incidents of accidental criticality, or some similar title. The page was a list of all (unclassified?) incidents in US laboratory history where a critical mass of fissionable material was brought together in a lab and what happened. My Google-fu is failing me, in part I think because this predates titles and tags...
posted by Xoder to MetaFilter-Related at 10:13 AM (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Anyone still have the link? Thanks!
posted by Xoder at 10:14 AM on July 16, 2007

There's some discussion here, though hardly the exhaustive rundown you're talking about. Also, NRC power plant woes.

This is getting close, I think.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:34 AM on July 16, 2007

Gah! I think I found the original Los Alamos report by looking through some of the links on critical mass. Most especially Criticality accident on the Wikipedia.

However, the NRC page has this comment, which references this which has this excellent summary of the incidents. That last link is the one I read way back when. Thanks cortex!
posted by Xoder at 11:18 AM on July 16, 2007

Learning is awesome!
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:30 PM on July 16, 2007

Learning is awesome!

Absolutely. This is fascinating (and scary) stuff.
posted by amyms at 4:43 PM on July 16, 2007

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