Seismic effects on nuclear installations introduction, summary and recommendations

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The following papers are excerpts from the submission of the Working Group for Seismic Effects on Nuclear Installations to the 1977 Royal Commission on Nuclear Power.


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How to Cite
Editor. (1978). Seismic effects on nuclear installations introduction, summary and recommendations. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 11(3), 161-180.