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The award-winning investigative series returns, in which Mike Thomson takes a document as a starting-point to shed new light on past events.

The Ghosts of Greenham

Monday 16 July  2007
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Document  returns with the revelation that the British government ignored a secret report by its own nuclear scientists warning about locating Cruise Missiles at Greenham Common.
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Document  has uncovered research that the British government ignored a secret report by its own nuclear scientists warning that Greenham Common was the riskiest of 12 possible sites to place cruise missiles in the early 1980’s.

The research, which has never been published, claimed such a move would endanger the lives of ten million people. Strong pressure from the American military led to the report being shelved and the British public, including the thousands of women who protested outside the US base, never knew of it’s findings.
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