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MOSCOW, March 3 (Itar-Tass) — Russian citizens will support the development of nuclear power engineering more and more, according to sociologists.
They say the so-called Fukushima syndrome after the disaster at the Japanese nuclear power plant had been overcome.
At the end of February Levada Center conducted a poll about the attitude towards nuclear power engineering. A total of 29 percent of respondents voted for its active development while 15 percent of respondents believe it necessary to cut back nuclear power. A total of 7 percent of people came against the construction of such plants while 11 percent were undecided.
Rosatom State Corporation told Itar-Tass that in 2010 before the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant a total of 43 percent of respondents backed the development of nuclear power (36 percent came in favour of its active development, 14 percent insisted on cutting it back and 10 percent gave up the use of nuclear energy).
In 2011 just after the disaster at the Japanese nuclear power plant the answers changed radically. A total of 22 percent insisted on developing nuclear power, 27 percent called for cutting it back and 12 percent proposed to give up its development.
Sociologists say, “Russia’s support for nuclear power reached the pre-Fukushima level.” According to Rosatom representatives, “Russians consider nuclear power a source for the innovative development.”