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The Sellafield Mox plant will be closed as a consequence of the Fukushima incident in Japan. Photograph: PA

The Mox nuclear fuel plant at Sellafield was closed on Wednesday , with the loss of around 600 jobs.

The closure is a consequence of the Fukushima incident in Japan in March, which has closed down much of the nuclear industry there and led to a rethink of nuclear power around the world. But the government said the move had “no implications” for the UK’s plans for new nuclear reactors.

How much did that cost the taxpayers? What was the business model again? ship spent nuclear fuel around the world in rusty ships, sail it up the Irish sea, reprocess it, sell it, oops who wants to buy it? Nobody.