Uzbeks believe nuclear power is good for the country
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbeks believe nuclear power is good for the country. This is one of the conclusions that were obtained as a result of the study “Citizens of Uzbekistan on the construction of a nuclear power plant”.
It was held by the Ijtimoiy Fikr Republican Center for Public Opinion Research, the Press Service of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan reports.
The survey was conducted among people from various social groups working in various fields and industries.
The study showed that more than half of the respondents (69.5%) are sufficiently informed about nuclear energy. At the same time, respondents noted the importance of using a peaceful atom both to meet the needs of the power industry and to save natural resources, such as gas.
The study also analyzes the causes of a possible negative attitude to the idea of building a nuclear power plant. As a rule, one of the main ones here is an opinion about the supposedly detrimental effect of nuclear energy on the environment. Here, about 30% of respondents believe that they are not sufficiently informed about such facts, and about 20% confirmed that they also have such an opinion.
The majority of respondents noted that modern nuclear power plants reliably provide electricity, while not polluting nature.
The survey also showed the awareness of citizens of the country about uranium mining in Uzbekistan and that this is important for the stable operation of nuclear power plants.
Thus, the survey showed support by the citizens of Uzbekistan for the decision to build the first nuclear power plant. Interestingly, 83% of respondents agreed with the statement "I will be proud of the nuclear power plant built in Uzbekistan" and 85.6% with the statement "I will support the activities of nuclear power plants." Every second respondent (55.7%) expressed a desire to work on the construction or on the NPP itself. This desire is especially pronounced among young people (71.6%).