Interpreting a Disaster: Public and Private Knowledge
Find FIVE historical news articles from the 1950s-70 in the Times of London on the Windscale disaster. Compare them with what we know today, and look at the speed with which information was (and wasn’t) made available at the time.
Write a narrative of what a reasonably informed member of the public would have thought about Windscale, and the safety of nuclear power, on the basis of what you find. Search not only on Windscale, but on nuclear power, nuclear weapons, etc. and narrow down your searches by looking at specific things you found interesting from the documentary.
Length: around 800 words. Due by Oct. 29th at 11pm, uploaded as a comment on this post. Please remember to add a line of white space between your paragraphs as the commenting system strips out paragraph indents.