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Title: Global Nuclear Energy Future.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Colloquium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held March 28, 2007 in Troy, NY.
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United States

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Abeyta, Henry J. Global Nuclear Energy Future.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Abeyta, Henry J. Global Nuclear Energy Future.. United States.
Abeyta, Henry J. Thu . "Global Nuclear Energy Future.". United States. doi:.
title = {Global Nuclear Energy Future.},
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year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}

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