Federal Nuclear Facilities Environmental Response Act

hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, second session, on S. 1462 ... May 17, 1990. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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  • Nuclear facilities -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
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SeriesS. hrg. ;, 101-716
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LC ClassificationsKF26 .E6 1990b
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 134 p. ;
Number of Pages134
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Open LibraryOL1986446M
LC Control Number90601787

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