The turning point, history may record, was the duck moment. It was around midnight on Thursday at the crucial United Nations climate talks in Montreal, Canada, when the chief United States negotiator, Harlan Watson, threw a wobbly.
WASTE sometimes begets waste. And when that waste is radioactive, it can become a serious enough problem to close a plant down. Just such a scenario is threatening the future of the UK's mixed-oxide (MOX) plant at Sellafield, Cumbria.