chapter  9
11 Pages

THE APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE

Friends of the Earth had entered the build-up to the Windscale campaign under Tom Burke's direction and with hopes building to a high. It departed from the Windscale fallout under a cloud and with a much altered management regime. Crucial changes at the top and in the London infrastructure had taken place since 1976. Initially, they had become associated with an impressive clutch of successful achievements. But by 1978 the new regime began to look increasingly rocky. By 1981 the knives would be out.