TITLE

The Windscale Report a nuclear apologia

AUTHOR(S)
Patterson, Walter C.
PUB. DATE
June 1978
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun1978, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the Windscale Inquiry. Windscale is the largest nuclear installation in Britain and is located in the coast of Cumbria in Northwest England. It was developed for the production of plutonium for the nuclear weapons program of Britain. It is operated by the British Nuclear Fuels, which is a commercial fuel-cycle company. The Windscale inquiry is considered the longest nuclear planning inquiry of Britain and the model for open examination of nuclear proposals. However, the contents of the official Report of the Windscale Inquiry has little relation to its proceedings.
ACCESSION #
21656514

 

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