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Nuclear Power Performance and Safety

International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear Power Performance and Safety

Safety and International Cooperation (Proceedings Series (International Atomic Energy Agency))

by International Atomic Energy Agency.

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by International Atomic Energy Agency .
Written in English

  • Nuclear power & engineering,
  • Nuclear power industries,
  • Power Resources - Nuclear,
  • Nuclear Plant Safety,
  • Nuclear Reactor Operation,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages281
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12857368M
    ISBN 109200502881
    ISBN 109789200502880

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