I’m not wanting to be scare mongering here but last week the government announced it would pay local authorities to have nuclear waste stored in their boroughs. This is an interesting concept and one which will, I’m sure, cause some heated debate later. But consider the scenario:- a few years from now. Cash strapped Sandwell need some dosh urgently, “how about we have some of that nuclear stuff that will net us thousands” “Where would we put?” “Don’t we have a lot of old mine workings in the borough?” “Oh yes we do.” “Where is the deepest?” “Why it’s over in Newton and that is an easy political target? Ummmm they wouldn’t would they?