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Windscale 1957 : anatomy of a nuclear accident

Author: Lorna Arnold
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to set the 1957 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 1990.

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Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Arnold, Lorna.
Windscale 1957.
London : Macmillan, 1992
(OCoLC)26363185
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna Arnold
ISBN: 0333482522 9780333482520 9781349105823 1349105821 0312068417 9780312068417
OCLC Number: 26363185
Description: xxv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Lorna Arnold.

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