This year on the 10th October it will be 60 years since the UK’s first nuclear disaster. Radiation Free Lakeland, Close Capenhurst, Stop Hinkley, Kick Nuclear, Stop Wylfa, South West Against Nuclear, Nuclear Trains Action Group and many others will be remembering the disaster and working to ensure there is no repeat.
This is advance notice of just some of the events taking place to remember the Windscale Fire of 10th October 1957.
9th October 1pm: Banner Making Event at Maple Farm with opportunity to hear from nuclear activists about Preston’s key role in fuelling the Windscale Fire in Pile 1.
10th October approx. 2pm Laying an Autumn Wreath on the Windscale Fire Memorial Plaque outside Sellafield
10th October approx. 3pm meet at St Bridgets Church, Beckermet – site visit to view the proposed Moorside plan within the shadow of the still too dangerous to ‘decommission’ Windscale Pile 1 chimney.
The inquiry into the Windscale Fire has just been made publicly available online and can be downloaded in PDF format here
The Windscale reactor accident—50 years on … 10–11 October 1957 and the consequent release of radioactive …
The images are taken from [PDF]Windscale Piles Decommissioning Project
https://energy.gov/sites/…/WAGR%20Brookhaven%20Pile%201%20presentation.pdf Pile 1 safety issues for decommissioning. • ~15 te fuel still present. • Possible core voidage post ’57 fire – seismic collapse is Design Basis Accident under C&M.