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Windscale 1957: Anatomy of a Nuclear Accident
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.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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This book covers the event known a the Windscale Fire of 1957. 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. There was so much detail on various committees, papers and other such things that could have been better used focusing on the accident in some other aspect. Base ...more