Saturday, April 14, 2007

Waukesha's NEXT Water Problem

Well, if you thought Waukesha water was 'hot' before, wait for this one:

In an effort to pin down the elusive nature and qualities of one of nature's most intriguing subatomic particles - the neutrino - scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, in Illinois will soon send a beam of the ghostlike particles coursing through subterranean Wisconsin to a detector deep in a mine in northern Minnesota.

Yup. Right through the northern part of the Waukesha water supply!!

The beam generated at Fermilab will bisect Wisconsin from the southeast corner of the state to the very northwest corner, before traveling through Lake Superior toward a steel target set deep in an old iron mine in Soudan, Minn.

"Excuse me, sir. Is that your basement which glows in the dark, or is it your Atomic Tomato plant's root-system?"

"These Lannon Stones are truly unique; they have a soft neutrino glow which will complement your home's brick exterior AND--if used as a sidewalk--will never require lighting!!"

"Neutrinos are harmless," says Erwin, the UW-Madison scientist most closely involved with the experiment, which is known as MINOS - for Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search.

Sure. Everybody knows that Minos was the home of the Minotaur, who looked like that precisely because of the nuclear-powered rays he was subjected to by Odysseus, or some other old dead white guy.

There must be a LeftyWacko group out there someplace that will picket...

HT: BadgerBlogger

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