The Windscale Fire – My First Disaster

By |2020-02-24T20:07:09+00:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Nostalgia|Tags: , , , , , |

Windscale, aka Sellafield today, was always going to struggle with its public image.  Set up on the remote west coast of Cumbria after World War 2 by the Ministry of Supply (how Orwellian is that title?) its initial purpose was to produce weapons grade plutonium for the UK's own atomic bombs.  The US had pulled