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[h3]US bans sale of chemicals to hobbyists without $1K license[/h3][h3][img]http://www.boingboing.net/images/chemistryset.jpg" align="left" border="0" height="230" width="400"] [br clear="all"][/h3] Amateur science tinkering -- another casualty of the "war on terror"?
 [/p][blockquote]Popular science and chemistry supplier United Nuclear (known by many for their amazing [a href="http://www.unitednuclear.com/magnets.htm"]super-strong neodymium magnets[/a]) is faced with legal action from the United States CPSC. The CPSC proposes that all people attempting to purchase a slew of common chemicals, some of which are in children's chemistry sets, must have a current license to manufacture explosives issued by the ATF. This would extend to people who do not and will not have anything to do with explosives. [/blockquote]The list of controlled substances includes aluminum, titanium, zinc, zirconium, and sulfur. [a href="http://www.unitednuclear.com/legalaction.htm"]Link[/a] to petition for help from United Nuclear.
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