Windscale 1957: Anatomy of a Nuclear Accident

Paperback | September 12, 2007

byL. Arnold

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In 1957, 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 responsibility.

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In 1957, 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 resp...

LORNA ARNOLD OBE is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of the Institute of Contemporary British History, UK. She is author of Britain and the H-Bomb (2001) and Britain, Australia and the Bomb: The Nuclear Tests and their Aftermath.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:September 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573177

ISBN - 13:9780230573178

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Table of Contents

Foreword--P.Hennessy & B.Cathcart * Britain's Atomic Bomb * Windscale's Origins * After Hurricane * The Ninth Anneal * Damage Assessment and Damage Control * The Penney Inquiry and the First White Paper * Three More White Papers * Causes: an Accident Waiting to Happen * Appraisals and Reappraisals * Postscript