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Vermont Yankee: Vermont Law School Experts Available to Comment on Deadline for Disputed Nuclear Plant

March 15, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. -- Vermont Law School has experts available to comment on legal issues as next week's deadline for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant approaches.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year approved a 20-year extension of Vermont Yankee's federal license, which was to expire Wednesday, March 21, but the state's lone reactor still hasn't received a permit from Vermont Public Service Board. Critics lost a federal lawsuit but have vowed to continue efforts to shut down the plant, although the board isn't expected to issue its decision for several months, and Vermont Yankee is expected to continue operating in the interim.

Available to comment are:
Professor Pat Parenteau: 802.831.1305,
Professor Cheryl Hanna: 802.831.1282,
Assistant Professor Don Kreis: 802.831.1374,
Professor Michael Dworkin, 802.831.1319,
The VLS experts are analyzing the case on the school's Vermont Yankee lawsuit faculty commentary blog.

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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