Estimates of the cancer risk due to nuclear-electric power generation

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  • Cancer -- Radiotherapy -- Complications -- United States.,
  • Radioactivity -- Physiological effect.

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Statementby W. H. M. Ellett and A. C. B. Richardson.
SeriesTechnical note - Office of Radiation Programs ; ORP/CSd-76-2, Technical note (United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs) -- ORP/CSD-76-2.
ContributionsRichardson, A. C. B., United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs.
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Pagination36 p. :
Number of Pages36
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Open LibraryOL14504087M

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