Radioactive Waste: Large majority of citizens in favour of European legislation


The European Commission has published on 29 April 2010 a Eurobarometer survey showing that an overwhelming majority of Europeans would find it useful to have European legislation on radioactive waste management. The concern for the safety risk related to radioactive waste is shared both in countries with nuclear power plants and those with no nuclear energy.

Günther Oettinger said: "People throughout Europe share the same concerns, whether have nuclear power plants in their country or not. We have to take these concerns seriously and make sure that radioactive waste is disposed safely, for our people and for our environment."

Europeans and Nuclear Safety Report [Special Eurobarometer, March 2010] pdf - 7 MB [7 MB]

Press release [IP/2010/231, 29/04/2010]