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Nuclear power reactors, an overview

W. W. McIntosh

Nuclear power reactors, an overview

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Published by Science and Technology, Washington State Institute for Public Policy in Olympia, Wash. (4111 Seminar Bldg., Evergreen State College, Olympia 98505) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear reactors.,
  • Nuclear power plants.,
  • Nuclear fission.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared for Science and Technology, Washington State Institute for Public Policy by W.W. McIntosh.
    SeriesInformation report -- 85-4., Nuclear waste information report -- 85-4.
    ContributionsWashington State Institute for Public Policy. Science and Technology.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination21 p. :
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17787689M

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