Media: the Swiss voted against the accelerated abandonment of nuclear power plants

The Swiss citizens in a referendum of November 27, opposed to abandon nuclear power faster than planned by the government.

It is reported Swissinfo.

«The voting results are analyzed by the Swiss national public broadcaster SRG SSR Institute gfs.bern, show that the legislative initiative «About the gradual abandonment of nuclear energy» was rejected by a majority of 53.9% of votes», – stated in the message.

The publication reports that this was stated in an interview with Swiss German-language national public television, SRF Director of the Institute gfs.bern, Claude Longchamp.

«Today we obviously will be a negative result,» — said the famous Swiss sociologist.

Swissinfo notes that on the eve of referendum polls conducted by the Institute showed that the number of voters who favor the adoption of the initiative and deny it, almost identical.

However, a small advantage had by those who approve of the proposals in the initiative.

It is worth mentioning that the authors of refusal from the nuclear power plant demanded to close the Swiss nuclear power plants — and they cover an average of 35% of the needs of Switzerland’s electricity — at the latest after 45 years of operation.

If the citizens voted in support of the initiative, in 2017, would need to be closed NPP Beznau I and II in the Canton of Aargau and nuclear power plants in Ostermundigen, in the Canton of Bern, and 2024 and 2029 respectively. a nuclear power plant in gösgen cities (Canton of Solothurn) and Leibstadt (Canton of Aargau).

However, even with this vote, the Swiss nuclear power plants will be closed in the next 18 years.

Earlier, after the Fukushima accident, the government took the decision to abandon nuclear energy.

«Five Swiss nuclear power plants after their lifetime will be closed and new stations to replace them will not build», — stated in the prevailing decision.

In accordance with government plans, the last nuclear power plant will be disconnected from the grid in 2034. Supporters of the initiative, the referendum on November 27, demanding to speed up the withdrawal of stations from operation.

Media: the Swiss voted against the accelerated abandonment of nuclear power plants 28.11.2016

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