Another excellent article from Mining Awareness…THANK YOU M.A! “Each of three proposed Moorside nuclear reactors is 6 times bigger than Windscale, and larger than Chernobyl.”
“The Chernobyl accident is an obvious example of how human failures when dealing with a modern technical system can have global consequences and also be a potential threat to what we like to think of as the unspoiled wilderness of the Arctic ” (Ahman, 1998)
“The Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain’s history, ranked in severity at level 5 on the 7-point International Nuclear Event Scale.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windscale_fire Each of three proposed Moorside nuclear reactors is 6 times bigger than Windscale. They are bigger than the Chernobyl reactor.
In “Windscale fallout underestimated“, by Rebecca Morelle-BBC News, 6 October 2007, one finds a rare map of the Windscale fallout plume: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7030536.stm It seems have traveled about the same distance as the Chernobyl fallout.
Unable to find a Creative Commons or public domain map, we used the above map…
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