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Problems and prospects for nuclear waste disposal policy

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Radioactive waste disposal -- Government policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesNuclear waste disposal policy.
      Statementedited by Eric B. Herzik and Alvin H. Mushkatel.
      SeriesContributions in political science,, no. 283
      ContributionsHerzik, Eric B., Mushkatel, Alvin H.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD898.14.G68 P76 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 160 p. :
      Number of Pages160
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1396828M
      ISBN 10031329058X
      LC Control Number93004280

        Nuclear Waste How the U.S. spent billions on a plan that increases the danger of proliferation. By Douglas Birch, The Center for Public Integrity, R. Jeffrey Smith.


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