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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2014 1:41 pm 
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Poles want to be energy independent – with nuclear (and renewables)

Some encouraging signs in the survey result, but some quirks:

"It is no surprise that the ability to learn from the experience of other countries when it comes to designing, constructing, operating and financing the plant is considered to be of utmost importance for Polish society, nearly in its entirety (88%), regardless of the region. When identifying such benchmark countries, Poles point to highly developed continental European countries with decades of experience in nuclear energy provision, such as Germany (49%) and France (27%). Despite their equally important experience, countries such as Japan (18%), the U.S. (14%) and the U.K. (12%) were mentioned more rarely, perhaps due to the geographical and cultural divide looming larger than in the case of more proximate partners, such as Paris and Berlin. Only a small minority (5%) believes Poland should try to learn from the experience of Russia, which most probably reflects not only the current negative perception of it from the Ukraine crisis, but more generally shows scepticism towards the politicised character of Russia’s energy deals with its European partners."

Oh, yeah, Germany is setting a fantastic example, let's follow them.


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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2014 8:18 am 
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Lithuania in the east and Germany in the west have already given up nuclear energy. Can Poland muster the courage to go ahead? They have major coal stocks in Europe.


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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2014 11:24 am 
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jagdish wrote:
Lithuania in the east and Germany in the west have already given up nuclear energy. Can Poland muster the courage to go ahead? They have major coal stocks in Europe.


Great. They can keep blaming tiny environmental radiation readings on Chernobyl, while ignoring the larger quantity of radon (and you know, coal ash) falling on them.
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/w ... active-eat


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PostPosted: Sep 05, 2014 1:33 pm 
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Well-written December 2013 commentary describing the history of nuclear plants, safety assessments, states of readiness / roadmap for new nuclear builds in Central and Eastern Europe: http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=15729

Not all the IAEA links in the commentary linked above are working; if interested you can locate the reports and other relevant information about new nuclear build worldwide starting here: http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/nuclearpower/


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