Writing Big Year: Chapter 4

Historian Lorna Arnold describing the world’s second troubling nuclear reactor accident on October 10, 1957, on an isolated northwestern coastline of England:

He went straight to the pile area. Going to the charge hoist, he saw what Gausden and others had seen; part of the pile below the channels that were being discharged was a mass of flames.

This is a period of intoxicating visions for the nuclear pioneers. Windscale 1957 cautions them.

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