Date:
10 - 0 - 1957
 
Category:
Electricity
 
Location:
United States  
 
Event:
Nuclear energy stored in graphite, while undergoing "controlled" released at the Windscale (now Sellafield) nuclear power plant in England, gets out of hand and destroys the core of the reactor. Radioactivity is released into the environment and the British government attempts to suppress news of the accident.

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