MTHM

metric tons of heavy metal

MWd/kgHM

megawatt-days per kilogram of heavy metal

MWe

megawatts electric

MWth

megawatts thermal


NIIAR

Scientific Research Institute of Nuclear Reactors (Dmitrovgrad)

NIKIET

Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (Moscow)

NPS

nuclear-powered ship


ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


PA “Mayak”

Production Association “Mayak”

PFS

Private Fuel Storage

PIMCA

The Priargunsky Industrial Mining-Chemical Association

PIS

the pilot-industrial site at Dmitrovgrad

PMDA

U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposi tion Agreement

PUREX

plutonium uranium extraction (chemical separation process)

PWR

pressurized-water reactor


R&D

research and development

RBMK

graphite-moderated, water-cooled reactor

REDOX

reduction-oxidation (chemical reactions)

RT-1

reprocessing facility at PA “Mayak” in Russia

RT-2

planned reprocessing facility at Zheleznogorsk in Russia


SCC

Siberian Chemical Combine (Tomsk-7 or Seversk)

SFA

spent fuel assembly

SNF

spent nuclear fuel

SPZ

sanitary-protection zone

SRS

Savannah River Site

SRW

solid radioactive waste

STB

shore technical base


TBP

tributyl phosphate

THOREX

thorium extraction (chemical separation process)

TMI

Three Mile Island (nuclear power plant in the United States)

TRUEX

Transuranic Extraction Process

TUK-104

spent fuel transport cask


VVER

Russian pressurized water reactor


WIPP

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant



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