…in a publication like the Wall Street Journal isn’t such a good thing after all, since it seems to give some people in positions of authority who nevertheless have little idea what they’re talking about something to be afraid of, like this editor and publisher of the Emporia Gazette.
I don’t know much about nuclear reactors, but the idea of having amateur scientists attempt to fuse atoms sounds as if it could be dangerous. I called Emporia’s city attorney to make sure there was a law prohibiting home nuclear reactors.
What I found is that in Emporia, it is illegal to have couches on your front porch, it’s illegal to have grass in your yard that is taller than 12 inches and it’s illegal to have roosters living within the city limits.
But if you want to have nuclear reactor in your basement, that is perfectly OK.