[ RadSafe ] Can anyone help on radiological incident project?

Schwarz, Jon jon.schwarz at nebraska.gov
Mon Nov 24 07:50:01 CST 2014

The name of the book on the subject is "The Radioactive Boy Scout" by Ken Silverstein.  The book says that EPA responded and cleaned up the site.


Jonathan (Jon) F. Schwarz, Manager
Technical Hazards Section
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
2433 NW 24th Street, Lincoln, NE 68524-1801
Office:  402-471-7420
Cell:      402-570-7982
Fax:      402-471-0427

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Gretchen Mitschelen
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 12:28 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Can anyone help on radiological incident project?

I am currently studying Radiological Health Engineering at the University of Michigan under Dr. Kim Kearfott.

I am involved in a group project about the August 31, 1994 incident in Commerce twp., where David Hahn built a 'home-made' nuclear reactor.

I know the media has a lot of information about the incident out there, but am looking for more official reports-such as who were the first responders, how was the situation handled, was any radiation measured, and who handled the final clean up of the area.  I am also particularly interested in any in house reports that detail isotopes present, radiation measurements made, and the techniques used to do so.

Again, I realize this was a while back, but if my 'digging' allows me to request copies of any official reports, it would help me tremendously!

Any advice on who else I may contact regarding information on this incident is also welcome.

Thanks for any help!!

Gretchen Mitschelen
University of Michigan class of 2015
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences _______________________________________________
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