A survey, commissioned by the climate change organisation 10:10, and carried out by YouGov has found many would not like to live near a nuclear plant or fracking site. Asked whether they ‘would be happy/unhappy to live within 5 miles’ of a nuclear plant 62% of the public stated that they would be unhappy. Similarly 61% would be unhappy to live within 5 miles of a site on which fracking for shale was taking place. Conversely, the poll also found that the public would be happy to live near wind projects with 65% saying they would be happy to live within 5 miles of a wind farm while 69% would be happy to live within 5 miles of a community wind turbine scheme.
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