Increasing negative attitudes of societies towards nuclear energy

Increasing negative attitudes of societies towards nuclear energy

Originally submitted by Ondrej Valenta
last updated by Maurizio Sajeva

Weak Signal's progress: advanced

This Weak Signal came from: 
Workshops/Meetings

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Czech Republic

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
March 2010

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
Although nuclear energy is due to many reasons considered safe and clean source of energy, there are countries and movements struggling for its total inhibition. These attitudes emphasize especially radiation risks of nuclear power plants as well as the overall malignancy of nuclear energy contributing to contamination of natural environment. Through a series of coincidental events (terrorist attacks to nuclear power plants, a number of smaller accidents in nuclear power plants etc.), these attitudes prevail and achieve the world-wide decision made by policy makers to inhibit the production of energy from nuclear sources.