'windscale/lament for the sea'

watercolour on stretched paper, 20/02/84

Windscale is a nuclear power station and reprocessing plant on the coast of Cumbria, which over the past thirty five years has poured more than quarter of a ton of plutonium (not to mention other poisons) into the Irish Sea. The result is that our bay is now so contaminated that people who use boats in it (as I do) are advised to wash all traces of silt from our boots and clothing before going into a house.

This painting relates to the later 'dead sea'.

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