Thinking on Talks (parts I & II)

Dirk Koopman djk at
Tue Dec 6 18:22:53 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 18:09 +0000, Graham Seaman wrote:
> 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.

Do you mean 1961 or do you mean the "Windscale Fire" in 1957?


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