Today folk from Radiation Free Lakeland and Close Capenhurst remembered the 61st anniversary of the Windscale Fire. During 10–11th October, 1957 A serious fire developed in the core of a nuclear reactor at Windscale Works, Sellafield, northwest England, which led to the release of significant quantities of radioactive material into the environment over a wide area including but not exclusively Cumbria. This release of radioactive materials including polonium, led to an increase in radiation linked diseases and conditions from cancers to Downs Syndrome.

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Published: 11 October 2018