In January 2008 Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, and Northavon MP, Steve Webb said: "The price of dealing with existing nuclear waste has leapt by a staggering £17 billion in the last four years alone. Suggestions that costs may soar even further in the future are very disturbing.
"Since no one seems to know what the final cost for decommissioning will be, how can the Government promise that taxpayers will not end up bailing out the private sector?
"How much is it going to cost our children to clean up the mess left by the new generation of nuclear power stations being planned by this Government?"
No-one knows the cost of nuclear power: we won't be able to add up the final bill for over a thousand years.
A clever man solves problems, a wise man avoids them.