Windscale


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Windscale

(ˈwɪndˌskeɪl)
n
(Placename) the former name of Sellafield
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STRUGGLING Windscale scored twice in the last five minutes as they fought back from two goals down to earn a dramatic point against Silksworth CW.
WEARSIDE LEAGUE STRUGGLING Windscale scored twice in the last five minutes as they fought back from two goals down to earn a dramatic point against Silksworth CW.
REDCAR Athletic finished off a great cup week when they thumped Windscale in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup on Saturday.
N global nuclear accident terms, the Windscale fire of 1957, was arguably a great escape.
You have Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.
1957: A major radiation leak was detected at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria after an accident three days earlier.
Bits of the containment dome from the Windscale AGR?
Because just like all that fussing about with changing the nuclear power plant from Windscale to Sellafield, it just don't matter what the name is.
McDermott (a former public affairs specialist in Ireland to British Nuclear Fuels, the operator of Sellafield) provides a narrative of the campaigns and controversies surrounding the Sellafield site, from the beginnings of Britain's nuclear development, through the Windscale fire of 1957 (the biggest nuclear accident in the world until Chernobyl), and on to the present day.
This fascinating documentary explored thelead-uptoandthe aftermath of the fire which swept through the Windscale nuclear reactor 50 years ago.
For the first time, workers (above) at the Windscale nuclear plant reveal what happened, when a fire spread through the reactor.
Seven of the most significant accidents in the history of nuclear power--Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Windscale, Lucens, SL-1, NRX, and Fermi--are examined in detail, identifying root causes and looking for common features.