A SURVEY conducted for the French Union for Electricity by France's "Centre d'études et de connaissances sur l'opinion publique" has indicated that 61 per cent of French citizens would prefer not to use nuclear energy in the future, and 62 per cent said that they would be prepared to pay up to 10 per cent higher electricity bills if that meant France abandoning nuclear energy. The survey identified concerns about nuclear waste as a key factor in sapping confidence.

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