Nuclear Wasteland, The

Synopsis
In the wake of the disaster at Chernobyl, Britain’s own nuclear industry is under renewed examination. The country’s secret weapons factories are scrutinised and controversial findings about the civil atomic energy programme are revealed. Radioactivity levels on farmland near Sellafield were found to be more than 100 times normal and the leukaemia rate of children in the area was ten times the national average. What is the truth about the nuclear fuel industry and about the movement of H bombs on Britain’s roads? After the first television screening of this programme, the Government set up an inquiry into the Sellafield allegations and the plant’s operators announced a £150m programme to cut radioactive discharges.
Series
First Tuesday, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 53 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
Technology
Keywords
nuclear hazards; nuclear power; radioactivity

Credits

Producer
James Cutler
Cast
Jonathan Dimbleby 

Production Company

Name

Yorkshire Television

Notes
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Distributor

Name

Granada Learning

Email
info@granada-learning.co.uk
Web
http://www.granada-learning.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0161-827 2927
Fax
0161-827 2966
Address
Customer Services
Granada Television
Quay Street
Manchester M60 9EA

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