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Policy Challenges of Nuclear Reactor Construction: Cost Escalation and Crowding Out

Lessons From The U.S. and France for the Effort to Revive the U.S. Industry with Loan Guarantees and Tax Subsidies

(September 2010). Dr. Mark Cooper, Vermont Law School.

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A report showing the comparison of the French and U.S. experiences in nuclear reactor construction.  This report effectively debunks the "French miracle" by showing both a historical and contemporary pattern of cost escalation and crowding out of alternative energy sources in both the French and U.S. experiences with nuclear reactors.