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Sardinia says no to nuclear power

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Voters on the Italian island of Sardinia have overwhelmingly rejected the use of nuclear power in a referendum.

Results from Sunday’s vote show some 98 per cent of those who cast ballots opposed an atomic power plant being built there.

The referendum was called by Sardinia’s president Ugo Cappellacci.

Italy’s High Court of Appeal is currently deciding if a national referendum on the issue can be held in mid June.

The Italian government had proposed building nuclear power plants, but after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan damaged the Fukushima plant, the idea has been postponed for one year.