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Title: SRNL TRAINING COURSES FOR PACKAGING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL - 17597

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Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1348171
Report Number(s):
SRNL-L4500-2017-00006
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management Sympsoium 2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ketusky, E., Coughlin, J., and England, J. SRNL TRAINING COURSES FOR PACKAGING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL - 17597. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Ketusky, E., Coughlin, J., & England, J. SRNL TRAINING COURSES FOR PACKAGING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL - 17597. United States.
Ketusky, E., Coughlin, J., and England, J. Sun . "SRNL TRAINING COURSES FOR PACKAGING, TRANSPORTATION, AND STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL - 17597". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1348171.
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year = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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