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The Three Mile Island nuclear disaster

Marcia Amidon LГјsted

The Three Mile Island nuclear disaster

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Published by ABDO Pub. Company in Minneapolis, MN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Accidents,
  • Nuclear energy,
  • Nuclear power plants,
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Marcia Amidon Lusted
    SeriesEssential events
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK1345.H37 L87 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25018952M
    ISBN 109781617833113
    LC Control Number2011036182


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