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Low altitude unmanned aerial vehicle for characterising remediation effectiveness following the FDNPP accident. / Martin, Peter G; Payton, Oliver D; Fardoulis, John S; Richards, David A; Scott, Thomas Bligh; Yamashiki, Yosuke.

In: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol. 153, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 58-63.

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Martin, Peter G ; Payton, Oliver D ; Fardoulis, John S ; Richards, David A ; Scott, Thomas Bligh ; Yamashiki, Yosuke. / Low altitude unmanned aerial vehicle for characterising remediation effectiveness following the FDNPP accident. In: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2016 ; Vol. 153, No. 1. pp. 58-63.

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