According to a new poll, Fennovoima has strong support in both of the new nuclear power plant's alternative locations, Pyhäjoki and Simo, both in Northern Finland.
Also the surrounding municipalities support Fennovoima.
The poll shows, that around two thirds of the people living in Pyhäjoki and Simo want Fennovoima's nuclear power plant into their municipalites: in Pyhäjoki 61 per cent are supporters and in Simo 67 per cent. The percentages are about the same they were in the last poll conducted at the start of 2010. Then 61 per cent of people in Pyhäjoki and 63 per cent in Simo supported Fennovoima.
When summing up the figures of Pyhäjoki and five of its surrounding municipalities (Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Oulainen, Raahe ja Vihanti) likewise 61 per cent want Fennovoima's nuclear power plant in their area.
Simo's figures added to five of its surrounding municipalities (Ii, Kemi, Keminmaa, Ranua ja Tervola) the support is 57 per cent.
Commissioned by Fennovoima, Norstat Finland Oy conducted the survey in September and October of 2010. 200 people were interviewed from both in Pyhäjoki and Simo. 200 people were also interviewed from the both of the surrounding five municipalities.
This was the fifth similar poll since 2008. According to the polls, the support of Fennovoima's project has risen consistently.
>> Fennovoima will build its nuclear power plant in Northern Finland either to Pyhäjoki or Simo. Fennovoima will choose the site in 2011.