Good news everyone! It's been estimated that over the next 40 years the Japanese Rokkasho nuclear recycling plant will only release a collective dose of radiation equivalent to half of that released during the Chernobyl disaster.

We say 'good news'. What we mean is good news for the Japanese nuclear industry's spin doctors who, in 2048, will be able to say: 'What are you complaining about? It could have been worse.'