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Nuclear power goes on-line

a history of Shippingport

by William Beaver

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shippingport Nuclear Power Station -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-197) and index.

    StatementWilliam Beaver.
    SeriesContributions in economics and economic history,, no. 105
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK1345.S55 B43 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination204 p. ;
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2204223M
    ISBN 100313272441
    LC Control Number89026065
    OCLC/WorldCa20632435

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