The effect of the mass media channel on the Belgian risk perception of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident

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The effect of the mass media channel on the Belgian risk perception of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. / Vyncke, Bart; Turcanu, Catrinel (Peer reviewer).

Leuven, Belgium : KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2014. 70 p.

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Vyncke B, Turcanu C. The effect of the mass media channel on the Belgian risk perception of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. Leuven, Belgium: KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2014. 70 p.

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Vyncke, Bart ; Turcanu, Catrinel. / The effect of the mass media channel on the Belgian risk perception of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. Leuven, Belgium : KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2014. 70 p.

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