2 edition of Reactor safety issues at Department of Energy facilities found in the catalog.
Reactor safety issues at Department of Energy facilities
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.
by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington
Written in English
|Series||S. hrg. ;, 100-303|
|LC Classifications||KF26 .G67 1987i|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 414 p. :|
|Number of Pages||414|
|LC Control Number||88600841|
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