Half of the Dutch population believes that a new nuclear power plant must be built. That's what he wrote Algemeen Dagblad following an investigation by Peil.nl/Maurice de Hond.
There are no objections
More than half of the respondents have the idea that nuclear power plants in 2018 are safe. The third, thinking otherwise. A similar survey was carried out in 2006 and people were less positive about nuclear power plants. Now 46 percent of people believe that a new nuclear power station must be built, and half of the Dutch do not mind the power plant in their own province.
Debates about nuclear energy broke out again after VVD party leader Klaas Dijkhoff appealed for a new nuclear power plant. Only then can the climate goals be achieved. "As far as I know, we will start soon," said Dijkhoff, "I hope we see it rationally." A small number in the DPR agreed with him, but the D66 coalition party and Christenunie were strongly opposed, so the possibility was that during this administration such a decision was made small.
Metro spoke earlier this week with Professor Jan Leen Kloosterman, who agreed with Dijkhoff. He believes that nuclear energy must be considered a serious alternative to gas or coal: "He also stated that the danger of nuclear power plants is now small." The possibility of something happening is zero. "