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Nuclear power costs hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session ... by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee.

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  • Nuclear industry -- United States -- Costs.,
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- United States -- Estimates.,
  • Solar energy -- United States.

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Pagination2 v. (vi, 1804 p.) :
Number of Pages1804
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