Crisis brings cheer to nuclear support

28 February 2001

Support for building new nuclear power plants in the USA has jumped as a result of the energy crisis in California. In the west USA, opinion “that we should definitely build more nuclear energy plants in the future” rose from 33% to 52%. On a nationwide basis, support rose from 42% to 51%.

Support for extending the operating licences of the nation’s 103 power reactors remains strong at 81%.

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