By C N Hill
Britain used to be the 1st nation to take advantage of atomic power on a wide scale, and at its top within the mid-1960s, it had generated extra electrical energy from nuclear energy than the remainder of the area combined.
The civil atomic power programme grew out of the army programme which produced plutonium for atomic guns. In 1956, Calder corridor strength station used to be opened through the Queen. The very subsequent 12 months, one of many early Windscale reactors stuck hearth and the world's first significant nuclear coincidence occurred.
The civil programme bumped into extra hassle within the mid-1960s and by reason of procrastination within the decision-making strategy, the programme misplaced momentum and successfully died. No nuclear strength stations were equipped on the grounds that Sizewell B within the overdue 1980s.
This ebook provides a research of presidency papers that experience lately develop into to be had within the public area. For the 1st time in heritage, the learn reactor programme is gifted intimately, besides a research of the decision-making via the govt., the Atomic strength Authority (AEA), and the vital electrical energy Board (CEGB). This publication is aimed toward either experts in nuclear energy and the public as a technical historical past at the improvement and supreme failure of the British atomic power programme.
- Atomic Physics
- People and Places
- The British creation Piles
- The British Bomb
- The Windscale Incident
- The speedy Reactor
- PIPPA and Calder Hall
- CTR and ZETA
- Research Reactors
- The Magnox Stations
- The moment energy Programme: The Alternatives
- The complicated Gas-Cooled Reactor
- The SGHWR
- DRAGON and the HTR
- Atomic strength at Sea
Readership: Readers with an curiosity within the historical past of atomic power within the UK.
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