Living in risk areas highlights higher levels of risk acceptance


The survey conducted before the Fukushima accident showed that people who had more knowledge about nuclear energy and who had more positive attitudes towards nuclear plants in China showed more trust in the government and lower perceived risk. Also, people who lived near power plants in China showed a higher level of acceptance of nuclear power in comparison to the citizens from further areas. In contrast, after the Fukushima accident, the largest decline in nuclear acceptance was found in citizens who lived closest to power plants (Huang et al., 2013).

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