Support for power station increasing

PUBLIC support for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell is increasing, according to a new survey.A website called the Nuclear Debate website has found that 48per cent of those surveyed said they would support plans for another power station at Sizewell.

PUBLIC support for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell is increasing, according to a new survey.

A website called the Nuclear Debate website has found that 48per cent of those surveyed said they would support plans for another power station at Sizewell.

The findings, which come in the second week of an ongoing web survey, are in contrast to findings from the same survey a week ago which suggested that only 36pc of people would support such a move.

Martlesham-based consultants 2Cs Consult, who are conducting the online survey, said the Nuclear Debate website had attracted 250 visitors.

Within its first week, the results revealed a general anti-nuclear feeling within the region, with 62pc against the Government's potential plans for more nuclear power stations in the UK, and 64pc against a new plant at Sizewell.

The first week's data showed the majority preferring to see the development of off-shore wind farms in the county but after a further week online, 2Cs Consult say the debate has revealed that the majority now believe that a new nuclear power station would be the best option.

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The website was set up to give local people a simple way to have their say on nuclear power.

Comments from visitors to the nuclear debate website include:

“As an ex employee of Nuclear Electric at Sizewell B, I can say that yes the waste is a problem, but if saving the climate is our objective then this is the way, and remember even the activists need electricity”

“Nuclear and renewables should be fellow travellers in the journey towards a sustainable and environmentally friendly future”

n Full results of the first two weeks of the debate can be seen by visiting the website www.nucleardebate.co.uk.

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