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Further actions needed to improve emergency preparedness around nuclear powerplants

United States. General Accounting Office

Further actions needed to improve emergency preparedness around nuclear powerplants

report to the Congress : summary

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- Natural disaster effects -- United States,
  • Civil defense

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationvii, [3] p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14561806M
    OCLC/WorldCa27635777


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