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National policy implications of storing nuclear waste in the Pacific region

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Published by National Defense University in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- Oceania

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William Lawrence Spicuzza.
    SeriesNational security affairs issue paper -- 82-1.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationx, 59 p.
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17604165M
    OCLC/WorldCa11080352


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