Did nuclear radiation kill British termind Sir William Penney?

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The man who built Britain’s nuclear bomb and masterminded controversial tests – witnessed by 20,000 troops – may have been killed by radiation from the blasts.

According to his death certificate, Sir William Penney – known as the Father of the British Bomb after he organised a series of early nuclear tests – died from liver cancer aged 82 in 1991.

Experts said it was highly likely it was linked to his role in the blasts, for which he was made a life peer.



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