LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

t's always wise to heed the old advice to look before you leap - even if you're leaping in a most praiseworthy direction.

The latest example of what happens when you don't is making waves in northern Scotland. Hundreds of children last month visited a Santa's Grotto made of spare containers from the Dounreay nuclear power station. The problem came, Reuters reports, when parents discovered the containers had previously been used to store low-level nuclear waste.Officials explained that the containers had been thoroughly decontaminated, and that there was no danger. But the surprise swamped the goodwill the grotto was meant to generate.