After Hurricane

  • Lorna Arnold


After the successful Hurricane test a new era in the project was opening. There were five big developments in the atomic energy project; four were in the military and civil programmes, and one (here considered first) was organisational.


Civil Service Fuel Element Pile Group Atomic Bomb Uranium Oxide 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    See M. Gowing, Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy 1945–52 (Macmillan 1974), vol. 1, pp. 421–36, and R. Williams, The Nuclear Power Decisions (Groom Helm 1980 ), pp. 21–5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. See also L. Arnold, ‘The birth of the UKAEA’, Atom 225 (July 1975), pp. 94–9; and UKAEA First Annual Report 1954–55.Google Scholar
  3. 4.
    See L. Arnold, A Very Special Relationship: British Atomic Weapon Tests in Australia (HMSO 1987), p. 76.Google Scholar
  4. 6.
    See J. Simpson, The Independent Nuclear State (Macmillan 1986), p. 101; UKAEA Second Annual Report 1955–56.Google Scholar

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  • Lorna Arnold

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