This is the most comprehensive writeup I’ve seen of the teenager who attempted to build a breeder reactor. I’d seen brief reports about this in the past, but this goes into incredible detail. The guy was arguably a prodigy, but unfortunately not terribly wise–he will almost undoubtedly die of cancer before he would have naturally. It’s a fascinating read.
I’m a big supporter of nuclear energy as a clean, safe, non-global-warming or habitat-destroying power source, but please, leave it to the professionals.