GLOSSARY


a

prefix meaning 10-15 when used as a unit designation, i.e., aCi (atto-Curie)


BNL

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Bq

Unit of activity equal to 1 per second

BRAVO

Code name for the U.S. nuclear test that contaminated the Rongelap Atoll


Ci

Unit of radioactivity equal to 3.7 X 1010 disintegrations per second


DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

d

unit of time, day


g

unit of mass, gram


h

unit of time, hour


ICRP

International Commission on Radiation Protection


LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


μ

prefix meaning 10-6 when used as a unit designation, i.e., μCi (micro-Curie)

m

prefix meaning 10-3 when used as a unit designation, i.e., mCi (milli-Curie)

MOU

Memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands


n

prefix meaning 10-9 when used as a unit designation, i.e., nCi (nano-Curie)


rem

unit of absorbed dose


NRC

National Research Council


RMI

Republic of the Marshall Islands


s

unit of time, second

Sv

unit of absorbed dose (1 Sv = 100 rem)

SI

International system of units and measures


WBC

Whole body count, or whole body counting


y

unit of time, year



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Radiological Assessments for Resettlement of Rongelap in the Republic of the Marshall Islands GLOSSARY a prefix meaning 10-15 when used as a unit designation, i.e., aCi (atto-Curie) BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory Bq Unit of activity equal to 1 per second BRAVO Code name for the U.S. nuclear test that contaminated the Rongelap Atoll Ci Unit of radioactivity equal to 3.7 X 1010 disintegrations per second DOE U.S. Department of Energy d unit of time, day g unit of mass, gram h unit of time, hour ICRP International Commission on Radiation Protection LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory μ prefix meaning 10-6 when used as a unit designation, i.e., μCi (micro-Curie) m prefix meaning 10-3 when used as a unit designation, i.e., mCi (milli-Curie) MOU Memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands n prefix meaning 10-9 when used as a unit designation, i.e., nCi (nano-Curie) rem unit of absorbed dose NRC National Research Council RMI Republic of the Marshall Islands s unit of time, second Sv unit of absorbed dose (1 Sv = 100 rem) SI International system of units and measures WBC Whole body count, or whole body counting y unit of time, year

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