Real Life ‘Breaking Bad’ Meth Lab Explodes at Federal Research Facility
Someone built a meth lab ala Breaking Bad at a federal research facility near Washington, DC and it exploded! Your tax dollars at work…
Chemical & Engineering News reports that on July 18, a suspected methamphetamine lab at the National Institute of Standards & Technology exploded and injured a NIST security officer. There was no science experiments being conducted at the time and scientists had recently finished a combustion experiment there.
From C&E News:
The security officer was treated for injuries and released from a local trauma center. He then resigned from NIST effective July 19, police say. They add that evidence recovered from the explosion is consistent with production of the illicit synthetic drug methamphetamine.
“The fact that this explosion took place at a taxpayer-funded NIST facility, potentially endangering NIST employees, is of great concern,” says Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the Science, Space & Technology Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
I love that Breaking Bad lives on.