Hawaii judge stops doomsday lawsuit over Collider

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Hawaiian residents attempt to sue over Large Hadron Collider for fear the machine could destroy the planet.

30 September 2008

HONOLULU -- A federal judge in Hawaii has dismissed a lawsuit trying to stop the world's largest atom smasher.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a U.S. District court judge says in a ruling issued Friday that federal courts don't have jurisdiction over the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

Two Hawaii residents sued because they feared the machine could create black holes or other phenomena that could destroy the planet.

Most physicists say the Collider is safe. It started low-power operation September 10th but suffered malfunctions and will be shut down until spring.

[AP / Expatica]

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