A year on from the Fukushima crisis in Japan and support for nuclear power has bounced back in the UK.
The results of a YouGov survey commissioned by EDF Energy revealed nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of Britons now back the use of nuclear energy.
Meanwhile, opposition to building new power stations on the site of old ones has fallen to its lowest level in five years.
Shortly after the Fukushima incident, 30 per cent of Britons were against the idea, with this figure now standing at 22 per cent.
EDF Energy's chief executive Vincent de Rivaz said: "Public support is vital to addressing Britain’s energy challenges. Nuclear and renewables are both needed to fill the energy gap and meet the country’s carbon reduction targets."
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