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Steel and Atomic Energy
Steel and Atomic Energy

Steel and Atomic Energy 1954

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Steel and Atomic Energy 1954

16 mins United Kingdom

Trying to promote atomic power as the futuristic solution of all our energy needs is hard, especially when the common association of atomic is bombs and radiation. But pushing the story of British enterprise in the innovative use of new steel alloys is a smart strategy. The fact that many of the developments seen here were initially developed as part of Britain's nuclear weapons plans is understandably less of a focus.

The Windscale plutonium production plant's imposing chimneys,which appear at the beginning and end of the film would return to prominence three years later, when a fire at the plant leaked radioactive contaminants across wide parts of the UK and Europe.

Featuring

Frank R. Phillips

Tags

Capenhurst Calder Hall Atomic energy Plutonium Uranium Springfield nuclear power station Steel Industries, trades and crafts Nuclear power stations Radiation

Collection

Steel on Film

Released

1954

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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