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Windscale 1957 anatomy of a nuclear accident by Lorna Arnold

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Published by Macmillan Academic and Professional in Basingstoke .
Written in English


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Statementforeword by Sir Alan Cottrell.
The Physical Object
Pagination235p.
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22772750M
ISBN 100333482522

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Windscale fire, accident in at the Windscale nuclear reactor facility and plutonium-production plant in the county of Cumberland (now part of Cumbria), in northwestern England, that was the United Kingdom’s most serious nuclear power accident. The Windscale plant consisted of two gas-cooled nuclear reactors. The accident occurred on October 8, , when a routine .   Synopsis In one of the two reactors built at Windscale, in Cumbria, England, to produce plutonium for bombs was destroyed by fire, in the world's first major nuclear accident. This book - using official papers, scientific reports and much first-hand evidence - /5(7). New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since Seller Inventory # LQ More information about this seller | Contact this seller 1. Windscale Lorna Arnold. Published by Palgrave Macmillan () ISBN   In one of the two reactors built at Windscale was destroyed by fire, in the world's first major nuclear accident. This book describes the fire and what followed, and considers its causes, effects and political importance. It throws a revealing new light on an important event of fifty years ago and on questions of secrecy and : $

The British were brought into the fold, so to speak. And, Windscale proved to be the physical and political reason for these successes. While you read this book have an internet connection available & do searches on: Windscale; Graphite Reactor Design; and Reactor Fire. Also, view the photos. There are quite a few available. PS/5(3).   A serious fire developed in the core of a nuclear reactor at Windscale Works, Sellafield, northwest England, which led to the release of significant quantities of radioactive material into the environment during 10–11th October, In , Windscale Works was operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), and on 15th Cited by: 2.   The aim of this book is to set the Windscale accident in its historical context in the immediate post-war period and the early days of the Cold War, to describe the event and its consequences and to evaluate it from the vantage point of Author: Lorna Arnold.   Fifty years ago, on the night of 10 October , Britain was on the brink of an unprecedented nuclear tragedy. A fire ripped through the radioactive materials in the core of Windscale, Britain's first nuclear reactor. Tom Tuohy, the deputy general manager at the site, led the team faced with dealing with a nightmare no-one had thought possible.

The aim of this book is to set the Windscale accident in its historical context in the immediate post-war period and the early days of the Cold War, to describe the event and its consequences and to evaluate it from the vantage point of Get this from a library! Windscale anatomy of a nuclear accident. [Lorna Arnold] -- Annotation The aim of this book is to set the Windscale accident in its historical context in the immediate post-war period and the early days of the Cold War, to describe the event and its. In , one of the two reactors built at Windscale in Cumbria to produce plutonium for bombs was destroyed by fire in the world's first major nuclear accident. This book tells of the men who designed, built and operated the reactors, and it describes the fire and what followed.   It says something for how Britain's nuclear establishment worked from the start that when Windscale No1 Pile caught fire in October , it was hushed up so well that even with 11 tons of uranium.