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Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Promotional film magazine produced for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, focusing on the work carried out at various UKAEA sites.
Description: “Fast reactor starts up”: The new Fast reactor at Dounreay in Cumbria in action, watched by AWRE scientist Sir William Penney.
“Isotope school moves to Wantage”: The Isotope school moves from AWRE Harwell to Wantage in September 1959, The purpose of the school is to provide theoretical and practical instruction in the safe handling of radioactive isotopes.
“Big lift at Windscale”: Work proceeds on the construction of a new reactor at Windscale. Sections of the reactor are lifted into place by a large crane.
“Winfrith pipeline launched”: A new pipeline is installed much to the amusement of nearby holidaymakers. The pipeline will carry effluence two miles out to sea.
“Sports day at Aldermaston”: Staff at Aldermaston participate in the annual sports day. Prizes awarded include one for onions to Sir William Penney.
“Euratom visit”: Lord Plowden, chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority, escorts the President of Euratom (European Atomic Energy Community) to Bradwell in Essex where a new nuclear power station is being built. The following day they then visit the facilities at AWRE Harwell.
“Atomic energy on show”: In Sheffield AWRE staff host an exhibition about atomic energy.
“New unit helps hospitals”: Used fuel elements from the Pluto reactor are used to sterilise material in hospitals. The new procedure is very effective against bacterial and is entirely safe.
“Farewell message from Lord Plowden”: Lord Plowden addresses AWRE staff as he leaves the AEA to take up the position of vice-chairman of Tube Investments.