A fire on the 10th October 1957 at Windscale nuclear power plant in west Cumbria released radiation into the atmosphere, contaminating the surrounding

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A fire on the 10th October 1957 at Windscale nuclear power plant in west Cumbria released radiation into the atmosphere, contaminating the surrounding countryside. A cap was subsequently placed over the plant to seal in the contamination