The French public is becoming less and less in favour of nuclear power, as awareness and concern for the environment grows, according to a new study. Over half (53%) of French people said they were now opposed to nuclear power, in the survey by pollster Odoxa. This is compared to 67% who said they were in favour, in a another poll five years’ ago. The change in opinion has been attributed to the growth and improvement in renewable energy sources, and the rising awareness of the public towards the environment. The safety of nuclear reactors has also been in question recently, after a spike in breakdowns, and more and more people living within 80 km of a central reactor.
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