Windscale dark anniversary

News from Mannin Branch of the Celtic League:

This month marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Windscale Fire and the nuclear plant on the Cumbria coast:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/windscale-britain-s-worst-ever-nucle…

I’ve heard little mention of it from our media – perhaps I wasn’t listening close enough.

Windscale was a pivotal event ending the honeymoon over thoughts of cheap clean nuclear energy – in fact it was a cover for nuclear bomb making.

Does the event matter now? I think it does because many think the plant, the accident, the notorious Island experiment involving controlled release of radioactive waste and the later leaks caused a high incidence of cancer on the Island and near the plant.

Of course governments deny any link but when’s the last time you believed anything the government told you?

Bernard Moffatt
pp Celtic League

14/10/17

 

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