Half of Poles against building nuclear power plant

Tomasz Gzell

Fifty percent of Poles polled by the CBOS pollster said it was against the construction of what would be Poland's first nuclear power plant.

The idea to build such a plant is supported by 34 percent of those polled. 16 percent has no opinion on the issue, CBOS wrote.

CBOS also noted that since 2011 those opposing the development of nuclear energy in the country have a dozen or so point advantage over supporters.

The government has yet to make a final decision on whether Poland will build a nuclear power plant. On Wednesday, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said that the project will be continued and a government decision on the matter should fall this year. In March, Tchorzewski said the project would cost PLN 70-75 billion (EUR 16.6-17.8 billion). Still earlier, the minister said Poland needed a three-block nuclear power facility with a power output of around 4.5 gigawatts. 

The CBOS conducted the survey on March 1-8 on a group of 1,092 people.