|arya||Date: Wednesday, 02-November-2016, 7:15 PM | Message # 1|
Pupils at a school in Austria were evacuated because a rock they had on display was giving off radiation.
The rock turned out to be a lump of uranium, the metallic element that is used to produce atomic bombs.
Alarmingly, the uranium was giving off thousands of millisiverts of radiation into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart School in Salzburg - a lot higher than what is given off naturally.
Fortunately the rock was identified when anti-nuclear campaigner Thomas Neff came into the science lab to give a talk.
Read more/full article/source - https://uk.news.yahoo.com/school-....71.html