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Societal risks of energy systems hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, June 18, 1981. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Energy policy -- United States.,
  • Environmental policy -- United States.,
  • Risk management -- United States.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27 .S39 1981d
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 155 p. :
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3140513M
LC Control Number82601185

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