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New Nuclear Reactors: VT Law School Experts Available For Follow Up

February 10, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School experts Peter Bradford and Mark Cooper are available to comment for follow up stories on costs, safety and other factors in connection with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's approval of two new reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia.

Image of Vogtle nuclear plant

Credit: Southern Company.

It was the first license granted to build a nuclear reactor in the United States since 1978, a year before the Three Mile Island accident.

The $14 billion Vogtle expansion project, which will create the largest nuclear power complex in the country, is being closely watched by utilities and others nationwide. A coalition of antinuclear groups said it would file suit to block the NRC's decision.

Bradford, a former member of the NRC who teaches nuclear power and public policy as an adjunct professor at VLS, and Cooper, senior research fellow for economic analysis at VLS's Institute for Energy and the Environment, are internationally recognized for their expertise in nuclear energy.

Bradford can be reached at or 802-824-4296.

Cooper can be reached at or 301.384.2204.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School
Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099, home: 802.649.2235,

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