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Box 2.3 Nuclear opposition
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Interestingly, the level of opposition in the USA, which typically has run at around 60 per cent, initially decreased after the energy crisis in

California in 2001, when it was claimed that power blackouts could be avoided in future by building more nuclear plants. However, this argument subsequently seemed to lose its force after the terrorist attacks on the USA in September 2001. A Gallup poll showed support for nuclear power dropping from 48 per cent in May 2001 to 42 per cent in November 2001.