Radiation readings ignite debate
David Victor’s wife called him at work. Why, she wondered, is there a cardboard box marked “Geiger counter” in my kitchen? And why does it contain resisters and diodes and other loose parts?
Well, Victor explained, it costs about $1,500 to buy a Geiger counter — and less than half that to buy a Geiger counter kit and assemble it yourself.
One recent Saturday morning, the professor of international relations at UC San Diego — who also happens to chair the vol