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IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency

ICRP International Commission on Radiation Protection

IFR Integral Fast Reactor

ILW Intermediate-Level Waste

INEEL Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)

JNC Japanese Nuclear Cycle Development Institute

KASAM Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste

LLW Low-Level Waste

mt metric ton

Nagra National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Switzerland)

NAS U.S. National Academy of Sciences

NEA Nuclear Energy Agency

NGO nongovernmental organization

NIMBY Not in my backyard

NRC National Research Council

NPP Nuclear Power Plant

NUMO Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan

OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

ONDRAF/NIRAS National Agency for the Management of Radioactive Waste and Fissile Materials (Belgium)

P&T partitioning and transmutation

PA performance assessment

PAAG Performance Assessment Advisory Group

PRACLAY Preliminary Demonstration Test for Clay Disposal (Belgium)

RWMC Radioactive Waste Management Committee

SFR Final Repository for Radioactive Operations Waste (Sweden)

SKB Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company

SKI Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate

SNF Spent Nuclear Fuel

SSI National Institute of Radiation Protection (Sweden)

STATS Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation (NRC, 1996c report)

SWG Seabed Working Group

URL Under ground Research Laboratories

USNRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

WASSAC Waste Safety Advisory Committee of the IAEA

WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant



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