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Swedes want to retain nuclear

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09:59 CET+01:00
Swedes continue to favour the retention of nuclear power, despite a series of highly-publicized safety alerts at the nation's power plants.

Only 17 percent want to decommission the plants compared to 43 percent who want to keep using existing power stations until the end of their natural lives and 32 percent who want to expand nuclear power.

The proportion of people in favour of keeping nuclear power is barely changed since a similar poll last summer.

The poll was conducted by the Sifo institute on behalf of Sveriges Radio.

Political scientist Professor Sören Holmberg, who has studied Swedish opinion on the nuclear issue for 40 years, said it would take a lot to change Swedes' views:

"The Swedish people are among the most nuclear power-friendly in the world," he said.

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