Management of the University of California nuclear weapons labs edited transcripts from a legislative symposium, Berkeley, California, December 12, 1988.

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  • New Mexico.,
  • California,
  • New Mexico,
  • Laboratories.


  • Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.,
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory.,
  • Nuclear weapons -- California.,
  • Nuclear weapons -- New Mexico.,
  • Nuclear energy -- Research -- California -- Laboratories.,
  • Nuclear energy -- Research -- New Mexico -- Laboratories.

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ContributionsHayden, Tom., California. Legislature Assembly Subcommittee on Higher Education., Legislative Symposium on the University of California Weapons Labs (1988 : Berkeley, Calif.)
LC ClassificationsU394.C2 M36 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination122 p. ;
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1988828M
LC Control Number90621355

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