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Windscale file

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Published by Greenpeace Limited in London .
Written in English


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Statementconceived, edited and produced by Greenpeace Limited.
ContributionsGreenpeace.
The Physical Object
Pagination(31)p. :
Number of Pages31
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Open LibraryOL20309403M

  On the morning of Friday, Octo , workers at the nuclear reactor Windscale Pile 1 near Seascale, Cumberland, England, faced a terrible choice: allow a raging fire to burn itself out while it released dangerously high levels of ionizing radiation into the surrounding countryside; or, attempt to extinguish the conflagration with water, an option that could cause a hydrogen explosion (again, .   In , the British National Radiological Protection Board issued a report estimating that 32 deaths and at least cases of cancer could be attributed to the fire at Windscale.

The Windscale fire was a devastating fire in Britain's first nuclear reactor at Windscale (now Sellafield) in The fire spread radioactive fallout over hundreds of miles. Some of the most dangerous contamination was kept secret, and its effects only came to light years later. At the back of the reactor, ruptured fuel cartridges containing uranium are still jammed in the fire damaged core Basic concepts: Cold fusion Containment building . Indeed, before the Chernobyl disaster of April , the Windscale fire was the world’s worst nuclear taken from an inquiry into the incident, which were heard for the first time.

Mortality rate trend Isle of Man Windscale fire is arrowed References. 1 Dunster H J, Howells H, Templeton W L, () District Surveys following the Windscale incident October in Proceedings of 2nd Conference on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy Vol. 18, IAEA Geneva. 2 Crabtree J, () The travel and diffusion of radioactive material emitted during the Windscale accident Quart. Tag: Windscale Fire The Great Stink. The book was largely ghostwritten and had been intended as a potboiler to earn money for Macleod’s daughter’s social season. Macleod used Gov’t papers in breach of the ‘fifty year rule’ then in operation. The PM demanded amendments to conceal the degree of Cabinet involvement in the abdication.


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Decem Format: Paperback. It follows the design and operation of the Windscale reactor complex and its two graphite pile reactors with a particular interest in pile number one which had a breakdown and developed a graphite fire in Cited by:   This book covers the event Windscale file book a the Windscale Fire of This event has been covered in various other books, but this slim volume is devoted exclusively to the event.

The actual text of the book was just okay. While it covers what you would expect, a good deal of the text seemed to be devoted to the political side of the accident/5.

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 : $   This book describes the fire at Windscale in and what followed, and considers its causes, effects and political importance.

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/5(7). An Assessment of the Radiological Impact of the Windscale Reactor Fire, Oct.,Nov., (NRPB Reports) Paperback – Decem by M.J.

Crick (Author), G.S. Linsley (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author: M.J. Crick, G.S. Linsley. The Windscale fire, however, was at the very heart of Britain's defence programme.

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 THE WINDSCALE FIRE.

Akasha Purohit and Kelly Meehan HISTORY The Windscale Fire took place at the Windscale nuclear processing plant in Cumberland, which is known as Cumbria today.

The project was started to compete with America and the Soviet Union in the arms race. 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.

Windscale Fire – Generating electricity by means of nuclear energy was a young industry in The Windscale plant on the Irish Sea was not about providing electricity for the people, but weapons-grade plutonium for the military.

The book includes interviews with Sellafield foremen, scientists, managers, farmers, labourers, anti-nuclear activists, the vicar, the MP and bank. Posts about Windscale fire written by Ruth Sutton. Three years ago I was in the final stages of writing my third novel ‘Fallout‘, which had as its backdrop the nuclear reactor accident at Windscale in Cumbria in October Deciding on that context for.

The event, generally known as the 'Windscale accident' or the 'Windscale pile fire', has been retrospectively rated at 5 on the INES scale. The accident resulted in the first scientifically documented example of intervention, based on radiological protection criteria, to protect the public from an accidental release of : Steve Jones.

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, Cited by: 2. The reactor involved in the fire had to be shut down and sealed, but Windscale continued to generate power using its other Magnox reactors and a.

To combat the Wigner energy buildup, the operators at Windscale instituted a process whereby the accumulated energy was allowed to escape by heating the graphite bricks to + degrees Celsius, a process called such temperatures the crystalline structure of the graphite expands enough to allow the displaced molecules to slip back into place and release their stored energy.

The Windscale fire at Sellafield in released radioactive materials to the atmosphere, including TBq of iodine (radioactive half-life of 8 days), which led to a local milk ban being Author: Richard Wakeford.

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Sellafield incorporates the UK's first generation nuclear reactors and associated re-processing site at Windscale, and the world's first nuclear power station to generate electricity on an industrial scale at Calder Hall.

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has its Central Laboratory and headquarters on the site. Originally built as a Royal Ordnance Factory inthe site briefly passed into the ownership of Coordinates: 54°25′14″N 3°29′51″W /.

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.

Following a serious fire inboth Windscale reactors were shut down. All of the fuel was removed from Pile 2 while only a very small proportion of fuel remains in the fire-damaged parts of Pile 1. In the s, Babcock, then UKAEA, began to decommission, disassemble and clean up both reactors.

Phase 1 of decommissioning ended in. An assessment of the radiological impact of the Windscale reactor fire, October Crick MJ, Linsley GS. On the 10th and 11 October a fire in the No 1 Pile at the WindscaleCited by: The following are some of the personal testimonies from people involved in the fire at Windscale, Sellafield, in and some statistics on estimates of the health impact of the fire.

The plume of radioactive contamination spread across England into Holland and Germany and also across into Ireland. The Windscale Fire remains the UK’s worst ever nuclear accident - but its chilling memory is mostly consigned to the history books.

A catastrophic meltdown Author: Neil Murphy.