Thinking on Talks (parts I & II)
graham at theseamans.net
Tue Dec 6 18:09:41 GMT 2005
Jacqui Caren wrote:
> Graham Seaman wrote:
>> That would be the Windscale that blew up when I was a child,
> Not blew up - just seriously crap design by the Brits.
No, my memory is that it blew up, though not on the same scale as
Chernobyl. This would have been some time around 1961, and the wind
carried the plume across the country and dropped most of it on the East
Midlands. Since one of my dad's jobs at the time was measuring
radioactivity in grass consumed by local cows, I'm inclined to believe
him in spite of the fact it was D-noticed out of the press.
> The reactor had only one purpose generation of plutonium because our
> "ally" the US would not give us any (or the technology we needed to make
> it ourselves).
> I remember reading an article at the time about the possibility that the
> design was stolen from the US but it was a fake intended to be poached
> by the ruskies and intended to spew shit into the atmosphere.
> Never proved (or denied by either .gov)
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