Update on the development of the national nuclear waste program a vice-chairman"s report. by James T. McFarland

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Published by Legislative Commission on Science & Technology, State of New York in Albany, N.Y .

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  • Radioactive waste disposal -- United States.,
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- Government policy -- United States.

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ContributionsNew York (State). Legislature. Legislative Commission on Science & Technology.
LC ClassificationsTD898.118 .M34 1981
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Paginationii, 30 p. :
Number of Pages30
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Open LibraryOL2497494M
LC Control Number87622573

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