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Radioactivity of Plant Material collected after the Accident at Windscale No. 1 Pile


AT the time of the Windscale accident on October 10, 1957, it was considered that it would be of botanical interest to determine the amount of radioactivity occurring in vegetation in the vicinity of the reactor, and accordingly a small-scale investigation was carried out by us. Since no precise figures have been issued officially, the present observations will provide an indication of the level and nature of the activity present in the vegetation.

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