Safety of aging nuclear powerplants hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, first session, November 10, 1987. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

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  • Nuclear industry -- Safety regulations -- United States.,
  • Nuclear power plants -- United States -- Safety measures.

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