Environmental impact of nuclear power proceedings of a conference organized by the British Nuclear Energy Society, and supported by the U.K.Atomic Energy Authority, held in London on 1-2 April, 1981.

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ContributionsBritish Nuclear Energy Society. Conference, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
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Pagination294p.
Number of Pages294
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