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Power and the environment - a potential crisis in energy supply

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Published by Illinois State Geological Survey in Urbana .
Written in English

  • Fuel,
  • Power resources,
  • Electric power

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography p. 42-47.

    StatementHubert E. Risser
    SeriesIllinois State Geological Survey. Environmental geology notes -- no.40, Environmental geology notes (Illinois State Geological Survey) -- no. 40.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination47 p. :
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25389169M

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