Are you one of those people whose power fantasies have led them to wonder what it would be like to have their finger on the nuclear button? Well, if you head over to France you might just get your chance:
India's atomic safety body said Thursday that radioactive scrap metal which found its way into buttons installed into lifts in France had been traced back to a western Indian foundry.
There bad news and then there’s bad news, we afraid. ‘20 workers who handled the lift buttons had been exposed to excessive levels of radiation’ and ‘India has not been able to ascertain the source of the contaminated scrap’. Isn’t that great? Someone’s putting potentially dangerous metals on the world scrap metal market and we don’t know who it is!
Say what you like about wind turbines but we won’t have to worry about this kind of thing should they ever be used for scrap metal.