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Strong Support For Nuclear Plant Refurbishment

A recent Bruce Power poll shows support for refurbishment of nuclear plants in Ontario has reached 81 per cent.

That’s the highest level Bruce Power has recorded since it started public opinion tracking in 2001.

The September poll concludes that 81 per cent of decided Ontarians support refurbishment, with over 40 per cent strongly in support.   That compares to only 9 per cent who strongly oppose, a nearly four to one ratio.

In terms of geographic support, 79 per cent of individuals in the Greater Toronto Area and 82 per cent outside of the GTA are supportive, meaning support is consistent across the province.

The survey was conducted by telephone and included approximately 600 randomly-selected Ontario residents, 18 years of age or older.