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The people and the hazard: The spatial context of major accident hazard management in Britain

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The people and the hazard : The spatial context of major accident hazard management in Britain. / Walker, Gordon; Mooney, John; Pratts, Derek.

In: Applied Geography, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.01.2000, p. 119-135.

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Walker G, Mooney J, Pratts D. The people and the hazard: The spatial context of major accident hazard management in Britain. Applied Geography. 2000 Jan 1;20(2):119-135. doi: 10.1016/S0143-6228(99)00032-6

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Walker, Gordon ; Mooney, John ; Pratts, Derek. / The people and the hazard : The spatial context of major accident hazard management in Britain. In: Applied Geography. 2000 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 119-135.

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