The worst nuclear accident in the UK was a fire at Windscale in October 1957.

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The Alternative Guide to Sellafield
An alternative view to the official one about the 1957 fire, reprocessing, plutonium and other matters at the Sellafield (formerly Windscale) nuclear reprocessing plant in West Cumbria.
Windscale fire
Wikipedia summarises those events of October 1957.
Windscale Nuclear Incident
From the Virtual Nuclear Tourist.
The Windscale reactor accident—50 years on
By Richard Wakeford, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Radiological Protection, writing in 2007.
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March 13, 2011 at 21:42:40 UTC
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