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Safety of Soviet-designed nuclear powerplants

hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, second session ... June 16, 1992.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear power plants -- Soviet Union -- Design and construction -- Safety measures.,
    • Nuclear power plants -- Accidents.,
    • Nuclear reactors -- Soviet Union -- Safety measures.,
    • Nuclear reactor accidents.,
    • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesSafety of Soviet designed nuclear powerplants.
      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 102-866
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E55 1992g
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 127 p. :
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1462017M
      ISBN 100160395283
      LC Control Number93119717

      The NSA was established at the EBRD at the request of the G7 in to fund operations to ensure the safety and security of Soviet-designed nuclear power plants.   The spread of democracy in Eastern Europe has combined with memories of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to produce a surge of popular anxiety about the safety of the region's mainly Soviet-designed.

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