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Copper Thieves Darkening Detroit Skies

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#1 GeneT

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Detroit's copper thieves are raising havoc, darkening the city's skies:

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#2 astroRoy

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

Link doesn't seem to point to the right thing. Are you sure it is copper theives and not frustrated amature astronomers darkening the sky? :shameonyou:
 

#3 Achernar

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Unfortunately for the copper thieves, they sometimes brighten the skies momentarily with their deaths at the hands of 13,800-volts. They are that crazy to break into a substation and try to steal copper busbars that are connected to live circuits, and end up as greasy smoke for their trouble. But they do get a consolation prize, in the form of a Darwin Award.

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#4 csa/montana

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

Folks, I really don't see how this thread is related to the problem of Light Pollution. Since the link is not working, this thread will be locked.
 


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