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Belarusians About BelNPP Construction

Belarusians About BelNPP Construction

13.03.2017 | 15:03

About half of Belarus' population is in favor of the construction of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets, according to the annual survey of the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (% of respondents):

2005 – 28.3

2006 – 28.8

2008 – 54.8

2010 – 57.0

2011 – 59.4

2012 – 53.5

2013 - 47.6

2014 – 49.8

2015 – 47.8

2016 – 49.8

The main advantages of the nuclear power, according to the Belarusians, are:

45.5% - cheaper energy for households

28.8% - new jobs

23% - energy independence

21.1% - lower dependence on energy import

18.2% - energy security

The main concerns are:

56.3% - manmade disaster risks

49.9% - radioactive waste disposal

31.3% - environmental deterioration

As many as 2,000 people were polled across all the Belarusian regions, including 300 residents of Ostrovets District.

Source: The Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.