Poland wants to build its first nuclear power plant near the German border. Protest is coming not only from politicians in Germany, but also from people living near the sites under consideration for constructing the plant.
Shortly after the reactor disaster in Fukushima, Japan, Poland’s head of government Donald Tusk made it clear that he still believes in the future of nuclear power. The first Polish nuclear power plant is slated for completion within 10 years. Two more plants are planned, and various sites for them are currently under discussion. One of them is the city of Mielno, on the coast of the Baltic Sea. But the citizens of Mielno fear such a plant could spell the end of tourism there, and so they have voted against their government’s plans in a referendum.