Nuclear power program in Poland

The Polish government has undertaken the nuclear power program, which aims at the construction of at least three nuclear power units before 2030.

However, large costs of nuclear power stations and the associated costs of the transmission system upgrade to accommodate the electricity produced by large nuclear units rise doubts if such a program can be implemented in accordance to the time table and whether the Polish energy users can with stand very high electricity prices.

The aggressive lobbying for nuclear power faces relatively weak reaction of antinuclear groups. They are not well organized and suffer from a lack of prominent experts. The funds dedicated by the Polish government to the promotion of nuclear power have gradual impact on the public leading to larger acceptance of the nuclear power industry.

A campaign of antinuclear associations supported by energy experts can increase the concerns of the public relating to the safety of nuclear power stations, storage of nuclear waste and highlights high costs of nuclear policy.

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