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High-level nuclear waste issues hearings before the Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One hundredth Congress, first session, April 23; June 2, 3, and 18, 1987. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation.

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  • Radioactive waste disposal -- United States.,
  • Radioactive waste sites -- United States.

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Other titlesHigh level nuclear waste issues.
SeriesS. hrg. ;, 100-209
LC ClassificationsKF26 .E66 1987c
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 828 p. :
Number of Pages828
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2495586M
LC Control Number87602756

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