‘Nuclear prospects’: the siting and construction of Sizewell A power station 1957-1966.

  title={‘Nuclear prospects’: the siting and construction of Sizewell A power station 1957-1966.},
  author={C. Wall},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={246 - 273}
  • C. Wall
  • Published 12 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary British History
ABSTRACT This paper examines the siting and construction of a Magnox nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast. The station was initially welcomed by local politicians as a solution to unemployment but was criticised by an organised group of local Communist activists who predicted how the restriction zone would restrict future development. Oral history interviews provide insights into conditions on the construction site and the social effects on the nearby town. Archive material reveals the… 
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